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Shilluk Prince
40" x 30"
Original Oil on Canvas

True dignity is born within.  It is not acquired.  Certain African tribes possess that innate dignity.  I saw it in the Masai tribes in Kenya.  I remember the first time I saw them.  They seemed to be walking above ground, gliding on air.  The SHILLUKS possesses those same qualities.  I wanted to capture that essence in my young subject and put him on a journey in his native land, The West Bank of the Nile.  Even though the terrain is harsh and rugged, he remains still, dignified and at peace on his journey. 

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