Toby is an adventure sport enthusiast. Mountain biking, paragliding, dirt road motor biking, surfboard parasailing, rock-climbing, mountaineering – you name it, he’s done it! Toby’s motivating factor to do all this and more, is based upon his first and eternal love – JESUS.
The brief given to me was to visualise all the adventurous activities he is involved in with the scripture “And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the LORD JESUS…” Colossians 3:17 from the HOLY BIBLE; and that is what I have tried to capture in essence. One of the names JESUS is called by is the “Rose of Sharon”. I have tried to depict how all the activities are surrounded around the “Rose of Sharon”; and also how they are as a sweet aroma to the LORD and for HIS glory.
Mediums and material used:
Tapa: is made by beating the bark of the Tongan Mulberry tree for hours, until thin strips finally flatten and stretch out. These pieces are then joined together firmly to form a canvas like surface.
Tongo Ink: is made from the extracted fluid of Mangrove bark. This fluid is boiled at various temperatures to get a variety of hues.
Soil Paint: The soil used as paint is found only in specific places in the ancient island of Eua and in the past, it was used to wash hair. Acrylic Paint
Size: 16 (l) x 24.5 (b) inches
Commissioned by Toby of Germany. Really enjoyed working on your brief. Stay blessed Toby!