3 x 3 ft
This is Anansi, - the god of all stories - West African and Caribbean folklore that originated in the Ashanti Tribe of Ghana - Anansi (or Aunt Nancy) a Spider who often appears as an old man. In the Caribbean, Anansi is often celebrated as a symbol of slave resistance and survival.
My friend, Harrison Lance Crawford and I began this painting a long time ago at an event, after which he took it with the intention to continue working on it. Years later, I found the painting leaning against a basement wall of a soon to be abandoned art house, untouched since the last I had seen it.. So I took it back, worked it, and finished it.