Mumbo Jumbo

Mumbo Jumbo

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Mumbo Jumbo In this series of works, a hooded male figure is smiling while wrapped in a fire hose and is being propelled in random directions. The imagery in this set of works is both deliberately dispossessing and amusingly playful almost in equal measures, hence the title “Mumbo Jumbo.” The similarly titled novel by author Ishmael Reed inspires the series, “Mumbo Jumbo.” In the novel, as in this collection of works, Mr. Reed attempts to capture the complexities of the African American identity and how it is affronted and thrown askew by external pressures. Yet in an act of quite defiance, the protagonist’s smile is an immediate reminder to the viewer of his humanity, and inner self.

Mumbo Jumbo

Francks Deceus
by Francks Deceus
media: mixed media
year: 2020
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