The Sacred Art of the Ori is a Spiritually Intimate Experience. It’s Cathartic for both me and my Muse. We Connect Our Minds, Bodies, and Souls on Higher Level. I paint their Spirit and Soul from that Connection. It Breathes Life into Us Both.
— Laolu

Laolu creator of the body art ritual called "Sacred Art of the Ori" is an intimate spiritual experience between him and his muses.  The foundation of the Sacred Art of the Ori ritual is the Yoruba religious practice of becoming one with yourself or awakening the God in you.  Laolu's influence creating this practice is his paternal Grandma who was strongly impacted his life and his Art.   

Laolu adorned in his Sacred Art of the Ori Creation.  photo by Muhammad Atta Ahmed Since1982

Laolu adorned in his Sacred Art of the Ori Creation.  photo by Muhammad Atta Ahmed Since1982

Laolu's Sacred Art of the Ori from Beyonce's "Sorry" video

Laolu's Sacred Art of the Ori from Beyonce's "Sorry" video

Ori Yoruba Ritual Face Painting by Laolu.  Performed on Azizaa.  Timelapse by Mariona Lloreta.  Music "Enimayo" by Laolu

 

The Sacred Art of the Ori by Laolu Senbanjo 

 In my language, Yoruba "Ori" literally means your essence, your soul, your destiny and also comes with a mantra. When I work with a muse, the muse, their Ori, and I become one. My Art form is physically drawing what's on the inside, what's in your soul, and your essence and being;  on your canvas which is the skin.  It's the deepest most spiritual experience I've ever had with my Art as an artist. It's amazing and energizing. The connection is phenomenal. 

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