Original Drawing, Charcoal on Fabriano Paper,
56 cm x 82 cm, © 2015 Lioda Conrad
This child has a face that speaks of thought, and wonderment and has a haunting quality to her gaze that I did not see in the others around her. She seems to be taking in and measuring the world she lives in up and is haunting her own world with a deep beauty. Her eyes draw you in and never let you go. She is one of the Ijaw of the Niger Delta where dry land is very scarce. To compensate for this, many Ijaw homes are built on stilts over creeks and swamps, with travel between them done by boat. Part of the series "The Tourist Corps".
Print Master (Fractal Interpolation)