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Initiation Of The Sun

Oil on canvas.

100cm x 70cm.

Original for sale at £2,600.

Prints available in a range of sizes and art stocks from £45.

Inspired from attending a Babongo Pygmy ritual, the Initiation of the Sun, conducted in the Equatorial Forest of Gabon, Central Africa, using fire, smoke, sacred sounds and the master plant, Iboga.

The transformational ability of the element of Fire is used to both cleanse and to induce visions during the all night ritual.

Various mediums are mixed into the paint to give depth and texture to the painting.

Footage filmed by Duncan Bridgeman, showing details of the painting, and excerpts from the ceremony itself.