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Gods of Africa Project

Before the arrival of the Europeans, the African continent was ruled many ancient Gods and deities. Each of these Gods had their own dominions and specialties.

 The Gods determined the fate of man on earth. From the north to the south, from the east to the west, there was a God for everything. There were the creator Gods, the mother earth, Gods of the underworld, the living and the dead, God of morality, abundance and everything in between.

 When the Europeans came, everything changed and the Gods were driven to extinction. This project sponsored by the art council is an attempt to bring back the Gods.

The artist has studied different Gods from different parts of Africa. She has then recreated 20 of them as ceramic sculptures, telling their stories on the body of the sculpture. Each sculpture is made up of two parts, the head and the body.  

Hear are some of the sculptures in progress.