All seven and we'll watch them fall
They stand in the way of love
And we will smoke them all
With an intellect and a savior-faire
No one in the whole universe will ever compare.... Prince
The Purple One, I don't know how to be any more self explanatory. Prince one of the most prolifically talented artists of my lifetime always touched my heart. So I dedicated this piece to his eternal memory.
I spent over a month creating this piece, a month being only a sliver of time compared to the impact of his music on culture, on the soul. The Purple One has over 10,000 glass and gemstone beads each individually hand sewn. I incorporated shades of purple from lilac to deep Amethyst mirroring shimmery shades that Prince incorporated into every facet of his life. I looked toward nature- from the setting sky to exotic insects and nebulae for shades of purple and lilac that cross the spectrum.
.....Before I could loosely define my own spirituality he lent his words to the soundtrack of the battle against my ego, and my longing to turn my back on everyone... by the time I was 15 I had seen him live twice and lifted my voice in rejoice in jubilation with thousands of people singing this one song. Seven.
Model: Kamil Oshundara is spiritually powerful, charismatic and full of heart and valor. She is a speaker and Ifa priestess of Shango. You will be seeing more of her as we continue to collaborate and grow as artists, and women of integrity.