Carvings

With the Doors to the Past series, I have recreated elaborate African mask images using old
and new wooden doors as the surface. I hand carved the images using original African masks
as guides. The background incorporates patterns from African wax print fabric and original

geometric designs. In keeping with the tradition of black wood normally used for African mask-
carving, the doors were stained with black paint after carving. The resulting contrast serves to

emphasize the images.

Detail of Adejola 

Nukutor   "  SOLD "
Ink on carved wooden door
80"x30"x1.5"

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Adejola
Ink on caved wooden door
80"x28"x1-3/8" 

Adofo
Ink on caved wooden door
80"x28"x1-3/8"

 

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Rites of Passage
Ink on carved wooden door
80"x28"x1.5"


 

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Baba
Ink on carved wooden door
78''x28''x1.5''

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Afican American II
Ink on caved wooden door
80"x30"x1.5"

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Lil Ada
Ink on carved wooden door
80"x30"x1.5"

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African American "SOLD"
Ink & brass plate on carved wooden door
80"x28"x1.5"

GERALDINE GAINES

VISUAL ARTIST