Komosu by Mikael Owunna


Signed and numbered, verso

Dye sublimation print on aluminum

36 x 24 inches (91.4 x 61 cm)
(Edition of 6 + 2 APs)

60 x 40 inches (152.4 x 101.6 cm)
(Edition of 3 + 1 AP)

Following the shattering of the primordial world in the Igbo Odachi Nne Ebere mythical account, the Igbo high god, Chukwu, finds the martyred body of his feminine double, Eke-Nnechukwu, and brings her back to life with his tears. As Eke-Nnechukwu rises from the dead, the cosmos and physical universe are born on her body as she assumes the form of Komosu. Revived, Komosu takes up residence in her own cosmic house known as Mkpuke, where she balances the entirety of the physical universe on her body, her name being a derivative of Koro-ma-ya-su, Komo-osu/Aru Uso/Ana Uso (body of the goddess).

Work by Mikael Owunna