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"Oya Niger" / Pen and Ink 1998

"Awo Nana Aje"  NANA BURUKKU   The foundation

The Orishas: Nana Buruku

The grandmother of all Orishas, Nana Buruku is the ancient mother of the universe. This wise and revered Orisha embodies the spirit of the earth and the moon. She is known for her extraordinary healing powers and is an extremely spiritual being. Her commanding presence is felt by all who worship her and she makes it very clear that she does not tolerate being crossed.

Nana Buruku watches over all women. She is the protector of everything female, including pregnancy, and she takes her role as wisewoman and grandmother very seriously. She has very little patience for men and surrounds herself mainly with priestesses. Women find comfort in her knowledge and strength. They flock to her for guidance and spiritual healing. Her protectiveness and skepticism can be misconstrued as rudeness, but do not be misled. She is the ultimate guardian of all of her spiritual grandchildren.

Ile Ife Obatala / Oduddua - Spreading Earth
Chief of White Cloth / Witness to Creation

Obatala Ajagunan / Orunmila
Divining Warrior / Master of Fate

Obatala / Acrylic, Pen and Ink and Collage / 2009

the Cleanser / 2009

Pen and Ink

... Her Road was Born from The Middle Passage...
She caught the Men, Women and Babies
who were Flung from the Ship and
She Took Them Home...