Sunzankh, Acrylic on acrylic paper, 14 x 11 inches, 2020 by Jay Golding

#Colorful #Portrait
About the work:

Inspired by ancient Indigenous culture such as the Kemetic (Egyptian) Mystery Teachings, this painting depicts a purple man with scars across his forehead resembling certain Indigenous groups in parts of the African continent. An ankh; the symbol of life in Ancient Egyptian culture is seen hanging from the figure’s left ear, while a sun symbol earring hangs from the right. Around his neck is a bead that is common across the African continent, as well as a thin scarf-like cloth.