Odera Igbokwe is an illustrator and painter celebrating the magic of the African Diaspora and QTBIPOC
Ribbons by Odera Igbokwe You dream of a home to return to A motherland that you desperately try to remember But does she remember you? You whisper prayers in foreign tongues Wrapping yourself in their consonants and breaks Cocooning in their ribbons, soot, and soil You build a new home within yourself But does she remember you?
Ribbons is an oil painting on illustration board, exploring the metaphors of cocoons and the ability to build a home within oneself. Click the links below to purchase the original painting or a gallery-quality giclée art print.
Dance of the Summoner is a collection of paintings, reclaiming and alchemizing Nigerian and afro-diasporic deities, orishas, and sacred traditions. They are the centerpiece of my patreon, where I explore Afrofuturism and Fantasy that centers the African Diaspora, intersectionality, and QPOC.