...I amAfrican Caribbean American ... 2nd Generation NYCfrom Nevis / St. Kitts, W.I. ...We came from the Gold Coast...
Iconic / Iconographic Drawings and Mandalas from the Diaspora Ifa Orisa Art Traditions ...Not about Creativity alone...this is about African American History's Cultural Narratives...
...not including the color pieces above and the B&W to the Left... Drawings from the Collection of The Yoruba Temple of Ifa Studies Inc.
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*** Awo Cul'cha Mon *** I come from a line of African American Artists who are Teachers and "Custodians of Culture"... Our daily work is to add to the continuing generational foundation of Arts and Culture in the Harlem Black Arts Tradition where my career started >and Diaspora Arts and Culture around the World where my home, school, education and folkloric works or expressions of African Culture, Philosophy and Theology are rooted in West African Traditions of the Gold coast
...every day we create history and continue the Folkloric Narrative of the Diaspora Arts Traditions.
...an Artist without a body of Work has a "Title" with a body of work we have a "Practice" a LEGACY!...
I am a Retired Professional Artist / Educator currently in a private studio practice and documenting 49 years of work. All works featured are part of my private collection and professional body of work that encompasses a field on multi disciplinary activity and creations since I began my professional work in 1970 upon graduating from the HS of Art and Design, NYC * In my time I have created and worked in most all of the core Art and Design Fields in traditional Fine Arts, Literature Architecture, Drawing Painting and Sculpture, Fashion Design & more...
I can help you with your self publishing / self building website. I have a strong background in several areas of advertising and illustrative design. This is my self taught area as my education in Commercial Art is pre computer based (1970) All of what I learned is now tech /art. As a small manufacturer, I also relied on my studies in Professional Practices, Ad Marketing as well as package and logo design...many of these industry elements alter the practical definition of Art Product. So having a good product is the first level of offering. Then to marketing it ...
KNOW YOUR INDUSTRY'S STANDARDS
Come visit my Booth at the Annual Down Town Art Festival... Columbus Circle Syracuse, N.Y. July 26th - July 28th 2019
Welcome... deanstorymaster.com The Art of Barry R. Irving
My work has scholarship... depth of intellectual inquiry...referential history and classical / technical mastery and composition
watch me build this... ***THIS IS COPYRIGHTED IMAGERY AND TEXT*** all material on this site is Copy Right Barry R. Irving / Dean Story Master Pre 2019 & Beyond this is my signature Art including my titles and slogans always open to collaboration... please contact me personally for any business arrangements or use of my signature material.
Books, Prints and T Shrts
Classic Iconographic Narrative Drawings from the Diaspora Ifa Orisa Traditions
African American Themed Neo Expressionist Painting
Illustration Art as Social Commentary
BLACK ART andAmerican
Genre...What is Black Art?
The Story Master Ceramic Collection
Drums, Tiles and Sculptured Vessels
Neo Expressionist Folkloric Painting
what the Dean Do?....
All of this artistic expression is about ambition, education and personal development over stagnation. We are not born into a practice... ...that has to develop from experimentation and hard work. Our Culture is what make us and My contributions >though not famous... ...not international - are a reflection of the Family Culture and Modern Culture that bred me... South, South Bronx OG...Child of the Sixties
CELEBRATING 49 YEARS OF CULTURE AND CONSCIOUSNESS Barry R. Irving aka -Dean Story Master - Multi Disciplinary Visual & Performing Artist 2ND GENERATION CLAXTON CLAN NYC / NEVIS / ST. KITTS / CONNECTICUT / CANADA / UK
...my new direction for 2020? Master Drummer for Community Upstate Dance Troupes Studio Percussionist / Composer For Hip Hop and Popular Music going to follow up on my 1986 Meet the Composer Grant with the Catskill Rhythm Emsemble. Same Concept... Improvisational Rhythm. This time it's me and Albany Multi Percussionist Howard Underwood repping the Traditional Cross Diaspora Master Drummer for Dance and Folkloric Music Look out for my YouTube channel later in July