Ibiyinka Alao

A Long, Long Way From Home

Ca. 2000
24" x 36"
Acrylic



Nostalgia for the old ways and wishing for a better life are the subjects of A Long, Long Way from Home. In this painting, a group of village women are shown taking turns pounding food with heavy pestles in the wooden mortar. Modern town dwellers miss the sounds and scenes of life in rural villages. The warmth of the homeland is shown with the yellow colour of the ground, indicating the urgency of the sun.

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