Valu (Roan Antelope)
Valu (Roan Antelope)

2021

Signed and numbered, verso

Dye sublimation print on aluminum

35 x 24 inches (91.4 x 61 cm)
(Edition of 6 + 2 APs)
$10,000

60 x 40 inches (152.4 x 101.6 cm)
(Edition of 3 + 1 AP)
$20,000

According to Dogon legend, humanity descended to Earth from the stars in a celestial ark with the divine Nommo Semi (Sacrificed Nommo) and all plants and animals. In the middle of the ark on a copper seat sat the resurrected Nommo Semi, accompanied by the Valu (Roan Antelope) and the Donu Bird. The Valu will be associated with the spiritual principles of the Nommo and is living testimony to his sacrifice that purified and reorganized the universe.

Work by Mikael Owunna