"Suri Beauty (SW Ethiopia)", 2019

"Suri Beauty (SW Ethiopia)", 2019

SKU: 31005

Artist: John Peaspanen


About the Artwork: This African tribe removes a young woman's lower front teeth and cuts a hole beneath her lower lip, so that a clay plate can be inserted. As the lip stretches, larger plates are used, increasing the woman's perceived beauty and status. They similarly gauge the ear lobes.


“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 20" Tall


Framed: Gallery wrapped