The sleeping artist’s finger
smears bright chalk
on night’s murk
of monochrome shadows.
The artist is at work,
splashing golds and blues
in a dream’s inky hues,
scribbling phantasmal figments
in glimmering pigments
that explode like chrysanthemums
and burn like red hot geraniums
across the canvas sheets
with the onset
of morning light.
© Kim M. Russell, 2016
Midnight Drawing in My Mind #2 © Twins Seven Seven (2007)
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The Nigerian painter, sculptor and musician known as Twins Seven Seven was born Prince Taiwo Olaniyi Oyewale-Toyeje Oyelale Osuntoki (3 May 1944 – 16 June 2011) in Ogidi, Kogi State, Nigeria, Twins Seven Seven is best known for his paintings in the Naive Art or Primitivism style. His work is influenced by traditional Yoruba mythology and culture, and creates a fantastic universe of humans, animals, plants and Yoruba gods.
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