Inspiration.

A couple of weeks ago, the Afromysterics team attended a meeting. this meeting was a gathering of artists in the Flatbush area of Brooklyn. There, Laolu came in contact with various talented souls. But this post centers around one. Her name is Barbara.

Barbara works with clay and is also a visual arts teacher who, at the moment, is teaching her kids the use of lines in art. Because Laolu uses lines so dramatically, she was intrigued by the postcards he shared by way of introduction. She asked for a bit more, so she could use them as teaching tools.

A few days later, we received an email from her, saying that her kids were so inspired by his work that she had to have them write about his work and make drawings based on his art.

The Children were full of questions and eagerly set to work. At the end of the class, Barbara realized that in writing about the art, a lot of questions had been raised by the children. Because of this, Laolu has been invited to speak to the children about his art and to answer their questions.

 

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Drawing based on "My Charcoal Brooklyn" 

Drawing based on "My Charcoal Brooklyn" 

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Incomplete Drawing inspired by "My Charcoal Brooklyn"

Barbara said one student was so inspired he couldn't stop smiling.