Yet We Still Smile by Oyelade Oyewole

15th Annual ARC Salon (2020-2021)

Oyelade Oyewole

Yet We Still Smile

2020

121.92 × 91.44 cm | 48 × 36 in

Charcoal on chipboard

  • Honorable Mention / Teens Category

Taught by: Mr Adesope Godwin

Studied at: Obaseeku high school

Created by the student at 18 years old

This piece was inspired by 'my consciousness'. Even though the whole world is at an uproar due to this present ravaging plague. Yet 'it' eyes are dimmed with the laughter of conviction till 'it' lose gaze of the present circumstance. Believing 'gold' as well as 'coal' passes through the fire of test, but this test is for a moment. The piece prophetically captures an end to this plague. This consciousness was out of a civilization that gives no recognition to darkness but acknowledges the workings of light in and through us.