Etu, sanyan, alari

Etu (Indigo), Sanyan (Sepia), Alari (Burgundy) were the founding colours used to dye the Aso Oke fabric in the times before technology. The Aso-Oke is designed for multipurpose wear. These natural dyes/founding hues represented the divisions of ancient society some of which still echo in modern statehood. In the series, the figure is duplicated and represented across the hues. A conflation of ancient and modern, with pop culture echoes. Making a modern idealist presentation of history and tradition.

FINISH: DIASEC mounting –
Diasec is a method of preservation of photographic images. The mounting process uses no glue instead it utilises a special liquid chemical to create adhesion between the three components in the composite. The face of the image adheres chemically to the back of a transparent Plexiglas and the image back to a rigid aluminum sheet. The process ensures the absence of dust particles or air bubbles with no traces of glue. The front face of the plexiglas filters ultraviolet light and avoids discoloration of the image. The final artwork is a guaranteed Museum quality finish with image longevity of over 70 years.

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