Olokun by Niki Lopez


(Giclee prints available upon request)

“Olokun”  This piece was created for a Juneteenth Celebration produced by Project Wtiness – The Lynching Eye.  One out of four visual artist painting for this event, the route I chose to take was more story-telling and symbolic.

This piece symbolized the present slaves looking forward to the future of the baby (future generations) being born free, shackles broken. While the essence of Olokun watching the past, present, and future.

About the name: The piece name was taken from a Yuruba Orisha. Olokun is the patron saint of Africans that were carried away during the Trans – Atlantic Slave Trade. Olokun is also a protector of the living, dead, and the unborn.

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