"Mursi Warrior (Ethiopia)", 2021
Artist: John Peaspanen
About the Artwork: This man's amazing skin was so dark that it looked like polished ebony. Striking. I like how he and other tribal cultures use found objects and trade items in their regalia. You can see key rings, carabiner clips and other bits of discarded metal, along with leather, beads and warthog tusks.
“I created this series of indigenous portraits to celebrate the diversity and unique tribal beauty found across the globe. Societal ideals and ideas of what is beautiful vary among cultures. One group’s perfection can often seem extreme to others. However, it is in these unique displays that we see that we are all not so different, after all. We are all ONE TRIBE.” —John Peaspanen
Media: Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 16" wide by 16" Tall
Framed: Gallery wrapped