Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Artistic Confetti: Biko 78

oil and paper on board 4x6
By: Stephen Bess



I did this piece in 2005 in honor of Stephen Biko. Peace~

29 comments:

faith said...

That is fantastic. And by the way I knew it was a fist before you told us :) I love the colors. Very nice tribute.

Stephen Bess said...

Faith-
:) Thank you. I haven't been able to paint in a long time. How are things in Minn?

Dancewithme2 said...

Beautiful. I could tell it was a fist, too. Love the earth tones.

Stephen Bess said...

Dance-
Thank you. I guess that I will take out the fist comment. :)

Changeseeker said...

Wonderful piece! It does Biko proud.

Stephen Bess said...

Changeseeker-
Thank you! I wish I had more time to just write, read and paint. :)I would if I could still take care of my family.

Michael J. West said...

Is it papier-mache?

Stephen Bess said...

MJW-
No, I used oil paint and cutouts for the letters.

Rethabile said...

You've made an amandla! Of course it means power ('matla' in Sesotho), but the fist has come to symbolise amandla. It's very nice. Is it hung, on a table, in a drawer?

Stephen Bess said...

Rethabile-
Awethu! Thank you, sir. I don't have it on the wall. I need to frame it in something. Meanwhile, it sits on our dresser.

faith said...

Hi Stephen,
MN is great. We are finally cooling off a little, back to normal June temps of low 80's.

It was a little stressful to me lately, per we thought my new kitty, Jax (he is 4) was dieing of kidney failure, but thankfully we figured out he is just allergic to his med's! So, he is feeling much better, as is his Mommy (that would be me)!! He is almost back to purrfect health! YEAH! Jax was not taken very good care of in the shelter I got him from, so he has been sick most of the last 3 1/2 weeks I have had him. But now that we found his allergy, he is almost back to good! YEAH!

How are things in DC?

Stephen Bess said...

Faith-
I'm happy to here that Jax is doing better. :)
DC is steaming hot as usual. Well, it's a little cooler today, but still... I am not fond of the heat or should I say the humidity. Otherwise, life is good and I am blessed. Give little Jax a hug for being such a tough kitty. Peace~

get zapped said...

Cool colors and bold shapes!

Stephen Bess said...

Get Zapped-
Thank you!

Camille said...

That's lovely. Very creative!

Stephen Bess said...

Camille-
Thank you. I really love it as a hobby.

Cergie said...

I like this picture, its shapes and its colors too
Very nice
It is even beautifully glittering

Stephen Bess said...

Cergie-
Mercie beaucoup! I enjoy painting when I get a chance to do so.

Lyrically speaking said...

YEAH! Mr. Bess is displaying his artsy side, cooooooooool, I love this piece. Do you have more to share? Come on, don't be scurred, lol

Stephen Bess said...

Cathy-
lol! :)I don't. I have to create like you to show more. I haven't painted in a while. I ain't scurred!

Writer on Board said...

Nice. i like it. Biko. Yes.

Stephen Bess said...

Alex-
Cool. I'm glad you like it. Biko. Yes. :)

Crankyputz said...

pretty!

Stephen Bess said...

Cranky-
Thank you. :)

urban butterfly said...

Wow, Stephen! You are quite the artist! I really like this painting!

Stephen Bess said...

UB-
Thanks. :)

Cergie said...

I beg your pardon !
I did not understand first that you are the painter !

Félicitations, vraiment !!!!

Stephen Bess said...

Cergie,
Merci beaucoup! Yes, I do love to paint. I can concentrate on it longer than I can most things.

black feline said...

Wow!