O. Yemi Tubi lovingly recognizes his mother and all African Mothers in this masterpiece of colors and imagery! His painting perfectly captures the quiet warmth, culture, and the dedication of these heroines.
GELE (Africans’ Head Wrap): Vintage and Modern
This painting is a homage to my mother and to all the industrious African mothers of the vintage years. They spent quality time with their children while working to support their families. They carried their children on their backs while working on the farms or managing their trading stalls. The artist’s mum carried her child on her back and on her head is the tray of fabrics she sells from door to door to provide for her family.
How peaceful and soothing the embrace of a mother! O.Yemi Tubi uniquely captures this motherly bond with his vibrant painting and poetry. Also, don’t miss his other poem on not fearing death.
My Mother the colourful Rose In our household Emitting the aroma of love and care. The sweat of her brow, the nutrient of our youth. Her nectar nourished and nurtured our growth.
My Mother the busy Bee Of our household. Travelled far and near Collecting nectar for the care of the family Proverbs 31 woman She surpassed
My Mother the aged Rose Of the family Baby now she became In need of love and care. We her petals, may we be her garments of warm and care In this her sunset years
My Mother the aging Rose Looking homewards bound. Awaiting the call to glory. When her sun finally sets the call to glory she capitulated We her petals, Almighty God I plead Us enabled to bid her adieu With pomp and pageantry A befitting honour that due for her.