1 of 1 bespoke original painting.
24 x 18 inch / 60.9 x 45.7cm acrylic painting on a smooth sanded 23mm deep paulownia wood panel coated with gloss varnish.
Includes a thank you card and certificate of authenticity.
The story behind this piece:
This piece is part of a series exploring the Yoruba pantheon of the Orisha - gods and semi-divine heroes of the Yoruba culture used to explain creation, nature, and the human experience of the world.
'Time Heals All' portrays Babalú Ayé - the Yourba Orisha of healing, respect, and the protector of health.
Babalú Ayé translates as ‘Father, Lord of the Earth’. Although he is strongly associated with disease and illness, Babalú Ayé is the deity that cures all ailments.
One tale tells that when the African world was being created, Babalú Ayé was a young and handsome prince who lived an unorganized and undisciplined life. He wanted to live on his own and did not obey the wise council and older Orisha. He was so disobedient and promiscuous that he caught every contamination in Yorubaland. Among these, were smallpox and leprosy. Because of this, he was shunned and lived a hard life. By finally listening to the wise counsel, he developed a better character and overcame his ailments, cultivated inner beauty, and became a king. He is said to punish people with illness and reward them with health.
Relationship to our other pieces:
Babalú Ayé is considered the son of Yemọja and the brother of Shango. Due to his knowledge of the forest and the healing power of plants, he is strongly associated with Ọsanyìn, the Orisha of herbs.
Time Heals All (Original Painting)
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