Rainbirds, sculpture, addé, african homage

Rainbirds – Sculpture by Addé 2019

Rainbirds

In some parts of the earth, rain is feared, while elsewhere it is a blessing.

When the water is scarce, life relies on rain.

Plants, animals, humans, are all reliant on rain which is eagerly expected.

In those regions, certain birds have been known to announce the coming rain, and are carefully observed, celebrated, and even became mythical for their predictions.

In North America, Native Americans worshipped the Rain Bird, in China, the Shangyang became mythical since the Qi dynasty.

In Africa, many ethnic groups have adopted the rain birds which are represented on masks, sculptures, and costumes, in rituals.

 

Oiseaux de pluie – Texte en français

Dans certaines parties de la terre, on craint la pluie, alors qu’ailleurs, c’est une bénédiction.

Quand l’eau est rare, la vie dépend de la pluie.

Les plantes, les animaux, les humains dépendent tous de la pluie qui est attendue avec impatience.

Dans ces régions, certains oiseaux sont connus pour annoncer la pluie à venir et sont observés, célébrés et même devenus mythiques pour leurs prédictions.

En Amérique du Nord, les Amérindiens adoraient le Rain Bird, en Chine, le Shangyang est devenu mythique depuis la dynastie Qi.

En Afrique, de nombreux groupes ethniques ont adopté les oiseaux de pluie qui sont représentés sur des masques, des sculptures et des costumes, dans des rituels.

 

 

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Rainbirds © Addé 2019 – photos Xea B.

 

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A sculpture to praise the rainbirds

 

{ 16 comments… add one }
  • thelonelyauthorblog April 1, 2019, 13:35

    Your posts are wonderfully done. Yo not only present the art, but you give us some background that gives it meaning.

    • Addé April 1, 2019, 16:58

      Your comment is really rewarding, when, further than the compliment, you outline what is essential to me: sense. Poetry (in that case yours) deals with emotions, yet contains sense carried by the assemblage of words. I am touched a man of pen is sensitive to my approach. Thank you indeed!

  • Leyla April 4, 2019, 19:52

    Excellent work

  • BallesWorld April 5, 2019, 21:11

    Fantastically beautiful!!!

    • Xea B April 6, 2019, 11:41

      Thank you very much Balle, it is always a pleasure to see you and your delicious posts!

      • BallesWorld April 6, 2019, 23:15

        Thank you very much, for the nice words 🙏
        Greetings and have a nice Sunday🌞💖😘

        • Xea B April 7, 2019, 20:47

          Thank you Balle, you are always very welcome!

  • smilecalm April 6, 2019, 23:10

    sweet art 🙂

    • Xea B April 7, 2019, 20:44

      Thank you for your kind words.

  • America On Coffee April 6, 2019, 23:16

    Mysterious.

African Homage is an art gallery. Addé's works are titled and accompanied by a text that explains each piece. Comments are appreciated when they are addressed to the work, not to the subject. Thank you. / African Homage est une galerie d'art. Les oeuvres de Addé sont titrées et accompagnées d'un texte qui explicite chaque pièce. Les commentaires sont appréciés quand ils s'adressent à l'oeuvre, non au sujet. Merci

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