"Tribal"

In Sight: Kenyan Basket

In Sight: Kenyan Basket

My Grandparents house is full of interesting bits and bobs that they’ve collected over the years. Many are from their travels and I’ve always been drawn to their collection of things from Kenya. They moved there in the 50’s when…

Discovered Again: Nuba Tribal Body Decoration

Discovered Again: Nuba Tribal Body Decoration

This is a drawing from one of my sketchbooks looking at tribal body decoration. This woman is from the Nuba tribe in Sudan. The decoration on her chest is scarification; a long and painful process that involves incising the skin…

Discovered Again: Nuba Tribal Decoration

Discovered Again: Nuba Tribal Decoration

One of my favourite sketchbooks is based on tribal body decoration. This is a painting I did of a Nuba tribesman from Sudan. I love the geometric patterns and soft pastel colours with the dark contrast and hint of ember.