Thursday, October 15, 2009

AGAINST ALL ODDS



Hello,
You are welcome once again to my blog... or rather, to my mind as usual.
This post is for my 1st solo art exhibition of ballpoint pen drawings at Goethe-Institut Lagos titled "AGAINST ALL ODDS". Runs from 10th october - 23rd October, 2009.

Strolling down the path of life, I realise the essence and need for a better tommorrow. I pause and then I figure out the way to this is to follow the route named 'optimism'. Bearing this in mind, I flip a page to pen down some warm feelings against all odds.

AGAINST ALL ODDS is a PENStakingly written epistle from me to the public advocating for hope. I see hope as the livewire of everyone out there that nourishes his/her drive to proceed against all odds in life. Hope is that "e go beta" (it will be better) belief that resides in our heart. The flip side of this show is an attempt to encourage a paradigm shift. It is to alter stereotypical mindsets , INSPIRE, ENCOURAGE and CHALLENGE the viewers to search within and unlock those hidden gifts for benefit of mankind. It also acts as a pulling force to draw people close to the art pieces for them to dialouge with the works and ignite some real good positive sparks.

This show celebrates my 10 years of extensively experimenting with ballpoint pen as an art medium which plays a vital role in this visual treat - showcasing the unsung part of a mere writing tool that brings out the genius in one's self.

You are most welcome to listen to my heartbeat. Flip through the pages of my mental diary and read my warmest feelings which I have PENStakingly penned down against all odds using my 'alternative handwriting'.

Please feel free to drop your comments at the 'comments' section at the base of this post.

Thank you and Happy viewing!




Title: The Quest (Food for thought)
Medium: Ballpoint pen, bottled water, tray, ceramic plate, hymn book and cutlery
Year: 2009
Copyright: Ananaba Ibeabuchi

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Title: Solace or Sorrow
Medium: Ballpoint pen, cigarrete, matchsticks and plastic bowl
Year: 2009
Copyright: Ananaba Ibeabuchi

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