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Ode to the Low Country
This painting pays homage to Charleston, South Carolina, where the West African Gullah language delicately seasons the southern drawl. The pineapple is an age old symbol of hospitality harkening to the American custom of placing a pineapple outside the home of returned sea captains to notify neighbors and friends that his door was open to visitors. The Bese Saka is a Ghanaian Adinkra symbol based on the cola nut pod and represents affluence, abundance, and togetherness.
This painting appears in the 2005 Food For Thought calendar.