History of the Yorubas (Volume I)
The canvas, measuring 280 x 460 cm, depicts Obatala’s time at the forge of Sokoti (Alagbede Orun), where he creates the golden chain with which he descends from land of the deities, using gold gifted by the other orishas - based on ancient Yoruba creation myths.
The scene takes from a fictional moment in the Yorùbá creation myth. It started taking form when the artist decided to imagine a visit by Obàtálá to the forge of Sokotí, for a report and inspection on his commissioned work which is a gold chain long and strong enough to reach Òde Ayé(Earth) from Ìsálú Òrun(The abode of the gods).
History of the Yorubas (Volume II)
Efunsetan Aniwura - an imagined depiction of the Iyalode of Ibadan, born in 1824 and famous as the richest and most powerful woman in 19th century Yorubaland.