HOMELESS MAN; ART ILLUSTRATION BY MIABO ENYADIKE.


We just celebrated father's day, last Sunday and everywhere had signs or display, saluting fathers. 


The social media was buzzing with all of us trying to outdo each other, with greetings and outpouring of love, to all the fathers we know out there.
It was indeed wonderful and fathers felt loved.

The restaurant, we were having fathers
 day lunch was packed with families and there they were, all the fathers.

Obviously enjoying all the attention and beaming with pride, for having been recognized, at last by their families that they are in charge. 

THE HOMELESS MAN; INK ON NEWSPAPER; ILLUSTRATION;  130CM,120CM;
2015; MIABO ENYADIKE.
Then it struck me, right across the street sat a very disheveled man, with very tired bloodshot eyes, just staring at something that was not there. 
He could not have been staring at the cars that drove, certainly not the people who walked past and not even in the direction, of the restaurants as there were different eateries around.
THE HOMELESS MAN; INK ON NEWSPAPER; ILLUSTRATION;  130CM,120CM;
2015; MIABO ENYADIKE.
He just stared straight at something, maybe just wondering what the fuss the entire day was about. 
Then the questions came to mind, what went wrong with this dear man? How on earth did he get to this level? where is his family? does he have kids? if he does, where are they? the questions just went on and on.
THE HOMELESS MAN; INK ON NEWSPAPER; ILLUSTRATION;  130CM,120CM;
2015; MIABO ENYADIKE.
That man was simply the inspiration for this Ink painting, I did on newspaper. 
I have been in the presence of homeless people, and it is heart-wrenching when you sit down with them and have a chat without any prior judgment or superiority and they each, have a story to tell.
THE HOMELESS MAN; INK ON NEWSPAPER; ILLUSTRATION;  130CM,120CM;
2015; MIABO ENYADIKE.
Heartbreaking ones and some of the stories are so tall, you wonder how on earth they expect you to believe it. 
The simple truth, is let us all stop asking questions, about how they found themselves there.

Rather what can we as individuals,  society, a nation, and the world collectively do about it. 

Thank goodness, for the unrelenting journalist and media companies, out there that keep us informed of events around the world.
THE HOMELESS MAN; INK ON NEWSPAPER; ILLUSTRATION;  130CM,120CM;
2015; MIABO ENYADIKE.
Indirectly telling us, that now on this earth and the times that we live in been homeless is endemic.
It is brought directly to our homes, neighborhood, countries, whether affluent or not. 

Through no making of own, these horrible and rather devastating events, just creep in slowly and disrupt our lives abruptly.

THE HOMELESS MAN; INK ON NEWSPAPER; ILLUSTRATION;  130CM,120CM;
2015; MIABO ENYADIKE.
These events could be Foreclosure, Finance, senseless wars, drug addiction, that rips families apart and in a twinkle of an eye are made destitute, refugees, homeless.
Nature just being nature, has its part to play as well.
THE HOMELESS MAN; INK ON NEWSPAPER; ILLUSTRATION;  130CM,120CM;
2015; MIABO ENYADIKE.
And one wonders, who is safe? no one is immune to it! Let's be grateful and thankful, but most of all stop asking questions and be our brother' keeper.
.........Enjoy.


           Miabo Enyadike
                 artmiabo@gmail.com

  

MIXED MEDIA ART WITH LEATHER AND PAPER CUTS BY MIABO ENYADIKE

Recently, I was offered a huge pile of leather cut offs by the upholstery store down the road around the area I live. 

Its not that I'm a big customer, but  I am a friend of the business and their regular, leather stalker.

I keep an eagle eye on their leather scraps.


MIXED MEDIA ART WITH LEATHER AND PAPER CUTS       BY MIABO ENYADIKE



They know, that I would take whatever, I am given with gratitude and appreciation, so the stalking became legal.

 When I was given, this huge pile I immediately went into creative mode in my mind.



MIXED MEDIA ART WITH LEATHER AND PAPER CUTS       BY MIABO ENYADIKE




Coming up with  craft ideas, I could use these cut offs for. 

Then it occurred to me, that I could actually create art, with it. 



MIXED MEDIA ART WITH LEATHER AND PAPER CUTS       BY MIABO ENYADIKE



Something different, simple but abstract.

I decided to create, sculpted newspapers as the base, to apply my leather cut offs on. 



MIXED MEDIA ART WITH LEATHER AND PAPER CUTS       BY MIABO ENYADIKE




Each telling a story, that is different but are all similar, because of the leather and the colors I chose to paint them.

The inspiration for these Art comes from cows. 



MIXED MEDIA ART WITH LEATHER AND PAPER CUTS       BY MIABO ENYADIKE



The fact that they add color to our lives, through fashion, food, religion, interior decoration and labor,fuels this attempt of mine to pay homage to all the Cows out there......Enjoy. 


                                 💖💖💖
                           
 Miabo Enyadike

ART JEWELRY COLLECTION | BY MIABO ENYADIKE

 

Jewelry making is a craft I enjoy and it helps me financially too. Bead making can also serve a revenue stream and a small business that can grow into something big.





I enjoy jewelry making because it allows me to be more creative and daring.
The cool thing about making jewelry, is there are no rules,


 any cool object or material could be used and that's fabulous. 

Most of the jewelry, I make are beads and I make them, for the purpose of Art not really to be worn. 





I enjoy mounting them, on mannequins as display and sell them as art. These beads are acrylic beads and I decided to design them as a collection.



So I share with you some of them, exhibited in a craft show...Enjoy!

                         MIABO ENYADIKE

DECONSTRUCT RAINBOW, ABSTRACT PAINTING BY MIABO ENYADIKE





 DECONSTRUCT RAINBOW,ABSTRACT ART   

BY MIABO ENYADIKE




DECONSTRUCT RAINBOW,  ABSTRACT ART;    BY MIABO ENYADIKE

Rainbow; Abstract Art series  Miabo Enyadike




Rainbows, what do we make of them? Everyone has their interpretation of what they mean. 




Rainbow; Abstract Art series  Miabo Enyadike



The fabulous thing about rainbows, is they take our breath away. 



DECONSTRUCT RAINBOW,  ABSTRACT ART;    BY MIABO ENYADIKE

                   Rainbow; Abstract Art series  Miabo Enyadike




For some of us, it is a constant reminder of the promise our Good Lord made to Noah in the bible.




DECONSTRUCT RAINBOW,  ABSTRACT ART;    BY MIABO ENYADIKE

                     Rainbow; Abstract Art series; Miabo Enyadike



Those of us, familiar with the story of the flood in the bible, that destroyed the earth,know what I mean.



DECONSTRUCT RAINBOW,  ABSTRACT ART;    BY MIABO ENYADIKE

                   Rainbow Abstract Art series Miabo Enyadike



I have been fascinated, by rainbows and the colors, that make them truly unique.



DECONSTRUCT RAINBOW,  ABSTRACT ART;    BY MIABO ENYADIKE

                     Rainbow; Abstract Art series  Miabo Enyadike



I have seen, several illustrations and paintings of rainbows, each unique to the artist impression of this wonder. 


DECONSTRUCT RAINBOW,  ABSTRACT ART;    BY MIABO ENYADIKE

Rainbow; Abstract Art series Miabo Enyadike



My own impression of a rainbow is one that is delicate, soft and ethereal.


DECONSTRUCT RAINBOW,  ABSTRACT ART;    BY MIABO ENYADIKE
              
                       Rainbow; Abstract Art series  Miabo Enyadike


That allows the movement of colors within it, changing as one stares deep into this wonder...... Enjoy


       Miabo Enyadike