many personal difficulties, Yelimane Fallís career as an artist and
furniture maker seemed
to be over. He then had a vision that inspired his devotion to Amadu
Yelimane Fallís life changed. Fall
now studies the teachings of the saint, lectures about him, and illustrates
his lecture with
posters that he paints of Bambaís life. He works especially with children
who show signs
of self-destruction similar to those that he experienced. He teaches
children to paint, to
work at tasks such as making soap from local materials and he encourages
them to use their
abilities in constructive ways.
Studio and residence with paintings. This corner of a room displays
many works with the image of Amadu Bamba, and the use of calligraphy
is well shown. In the upper right you can see a portion of a painting
of a person standing as the trunk of a tree, covered by a long message
about the evils of drug abuse. The musical instrument in the corner
is a stringed kora harp. How might you combine the written word and
other visual forms to create a powerful work of art? What messages would
you communicate in your work?
might this work be placed?