Fina and Suckling Rabbi
Fina and Suckling Rabbi
- Original artwork, 2023
- Acrylic, Plaster and Glue on canvas
- 60 * 60 inches
- The painting is signed by the artist Jesse Josh
The mother-and-child kind of love is the purest I have ever seen. Anytime I think about the bond between my wife and son, it enlightens my soul and makes me whole because they are my babes, and I love them all. They stress me out sometimes, but the fact remains that they give my life a whole new meaning.
My babies (wife and son) have changed the way I look at life generally. Everything I do makes more sense to me now, and I am so grateful to God for these unique beings.
They are my muses every day all day, who inspire me to become a better man, and their happiness rejuvenates my entire being.
The mom smiling while breastfeeding the baby and embracing him protectively at the same time shows genuine love and passion. You can also see a Nok terracotta head fixed to the room wall as a treasure which influences the fashion and style of the mother and child.
The mother and Child’s hairstyle is a typical reflection of the ancient Nok terra-cotta elaborate hairstyles, and the texture represents the roughness of the original Nok terra-cotta sculptures while the background comes with different shades of love (red).
Jesse Josh Goje is a highly skilled visual artist whose passion for the ancient Nok civilization and black heritage is evident in his figurative paintings. His innovative use of the impasto technique, which involves mixing plaster of Paris powder with glue and acrylic/emulsion, creates a textured surface that pays homage to the rough surfaces of the original ancient Nok terracotta sculptures.
Jesse draws inspiration from his ancestry and heritage, specifically the Nok civilization, and receives signals through visions and internal vibrations. He sees himself as a bridge between the past, present, and future of the Nok civilization.
Through his art, Jesse aims to showcase the strength and beauty of the ancient Nok civilization, which is often overlooked and forgotten. He is determined to bring attention to the unique expressions, styles, and fashion of this civilization and emphasize its continuity in modern times. Jesse's work is a testament to his passion for preserving and celebrating black heritage.