Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Painting the Streets of Kayar

Painting the Streets of Kayar
A print of this image was recently sold by the Saachi Gallery in London. 

Most Westerners will not understand. They see only what the people here do NOT have. But the women of Kayar know that every day they paint the streets of Africa with their clothes; and their laughter is as joyous music to the ears.

This image was captured in Kayar Senegal a fishing community about 3 hours from the capital city of Dakar. My team was there to help a small cooperative set up a computer system that would put them in touch with International markets and allow them to assess market value on a minute by minute basis as well as being able to reach prospective customers anywhere in the world. Walking around Kayar I happened upon this scene. The image was manipulated by creating a vignette effect to make the backdrop less busy and to emphasize the beauty of the dresses and umbrella.

As is usually the case, I create only one original, signed image. However, open edition prints are also available with the stamp you see in this picture. For those who treasure art for its own sake this gives the impression of an original without the expense.  

The original is available, printed on 100% cotton rag fine art paper with archival inks for $1,295.00.The open edition prints begin at less than 35.00 depending on whether you wish to have them framed or printed on specialty papers, etc.

The original is available for purchase here.

Open edition prints

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