Arts of Barry R Irving
(C) Neo Afro
(C) Afroneo
Neo Afro Genre
Fashion
(C) Awo
Ogbon
Orisha
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Community Folk Arts Central... Art  Moves!

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"DBlack'z"

A selection of candid drawings of Dark Skinned personalities ...

From the Series BASELINE PEOPLE  ( "PEEPS" )





Punch Pie Drama   2011
 Digital Mirror Image

... A young African American girl pondering her inner self. You see her appearing to stare down at the fruit dish which symbolizes the Good Life / The Social Order. The peer pressure of Alcohol and all of those associations. You see falling leaves - the things we shed...the fence ... limitations / protection / racial / personal / social barriers ( el Barrio / The Ghetto / Hood ) 

the Spade had a sexual and a social context. Social because it is  Black color symbol ... Sexual as a phallic symbol ...symbolizing males and a male dominated social context... Her lower body is not necessarily sexual outwardly...Her Hair and body are a symbol of her Natural African' ness...."PUNCH PIE DRAMA" is a play on the actions and perceptions 

of sexual interaction throughout life and sexual experimentation ...









Jah'Born to Walk
2011
African American men need to "Walk" a RITE OF PASSAGE TO MANHOOD ...
 a Spiritual Path ... MENTAL FOCUS

This is what traditional religious based lifestyles provide for young men -
 " THE WALK"
...for self realization / Relation to God and to know your purpose in life - how you fit  into life and community.








"R
AAMINAH" -
THE TREE...2011







Sango D'Ina  / Blessed
2011






IYA
- 2011






Rude Boy Jah'Lil 
 2011







"NANA"
2011






MURIEL
- 2011






SIS
T'A RAS BUBBLES - 2009






NANA 2
- 2011