Essence of the Sea
Artist: Alejandro Ontiveros
Size: 23.5 x 34 in. Oil on canvas
Ontiveros gives us a young west African female in a state of transformation; garnishing the powers of the sea.
The immeasurable power of the sea is attributed to the giant octopus, one of the many avatars of Mami Wata, a West African goddess of the sea. The giant sea turtle is revered in rituals and ritual objects for its longevity. The Leatherback Sea Turtle is the biggest of all living turtles, reaching a length of over 8.8 ft and weight of 2,000 lbs.
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