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This becomes our first in a series of "Blogs"that will take you on this journey to somewhere with us.
we have no idea where we will end up, but lets go!
You can call him Tsumnu (pronounced "Some knew") in this experience although he goes by many names depending on what the medium the experience is being expressed with. Multiple creative personalities, if you will. This one being what we believe to be as the most expansive one yet to come, but that is a story for another blog.
This Blog is more of a welcome and a description of some new works of art, Heartcore Woodworks, some of which are hanging for exhibition at the Historic Eagle house Inn, in Eureka Ca. from Feb 4th til March 31st 2023
Welcome to the " Heartcore Woodworks"exhibition featuring the stunning works of artist Tsumnu. Tsumnu's art is a testament to the beauty and value of recycled and reclaimed wood from a ranch.
For Tsumnu, wood is more than just a material – it is a symbol of nature's resilience and resourcefulness and it is also his actual name. By using wood that has already had a life, Tsumnu breathes new life into it through his art, creating unique and captivating pieces that tell stories of the wood's past and present.
The wood used in Tsumnu's art comes from a ranch, where the wood has been salvaged from old buildings, fences, and other structures. By using this wood, Tsumnu not only reduces waste and promotes sustainability, but also honors the history and heritage of the ranch and the people who worked and lived there.
Through his art, Tsumnu invites us to contemplate the beauty and value of natural resources, and to consider the impact of our actions on the environment. His work reminds us that even the simplest materials can be transformed into something extraordinary, and that creativity and imagination can lead us to new and unexpected places.
We invite you to explore Tsumnu's art and to join us in celebrating the beauty and importance of recycled and reclaimed wood. Thank you for joining us in this journey of discovery and inspiration.
"Nkisii Book A" by Tsumnu
Born in Lynn, Massachusetts, Tsumnu (pronounced "Some New") is now located in Northern California. He has had a life-long passion for art, music and Hip Hop culture and is also an award-winning emcee, freestyler, songwriter, and a master beatboxer. The recipient of two gold records, multiple “Best of the Bay” awards, and numerous other accolades, he has performed around the world for audiences large and small. Drawing and painting from a young age, Tsumnu’s artistic style has evolved over the years. Pulling from a tapestry of diverse life experiences – from the streets to world travels, and much in between – his art is infused with emotional richness and tells an unexpected story. True to the core, Tsumnu embodies the positive energy of Hip Hop culture and he strives to celebrate and preserve humanity, connection, creativity, and life in his art.
"The Goal, Then Tick It" by Tsumnu
The pandemic and subsequent lockdowns have had a profound impact on artists and musicians worldwide. Tsumnu, a touring musician, was no exception. With live performances coming to a standstill, Tsumnu found himself in a difficult situation, searching for a safe and stable place to reside.
Despite the challenges, Tsumnu's passion for his craft remained undiminished. It was during this period of uncertainty that Tsumnu discovered the potential of reclaimed wood from a ranch. By repurposing this wood into art pieces, Tsumnu not only found a creative outlet but also a new source of income.
Tsumnu's art exhibition not only showcases his talent but also represents his resilience in the face of adversity. It is a testament to the human spirit, which can find beauty even in the most challenging circumstances. We invite you to explore Tsumnu's works and appreciate the beauty of his art, which serves as a reminder that creativity can flourish even in the most uncertain times.
Left to Right "Beyond the Material", "Live The Dream or Dream there Life", "Real Life" by Tsumnu
Tsumnu turned to his social media followers, asking if anyone had an Airbnb or guest house to rent until the pandemic passed.
This simple request turned out to be a game-changer for Tsumnu. The overwhelming response from his followers, many of whom were also struggling during the pandemic, provided him with the support and encouragement he needed. Through this experience, Tsumnu discovered the power of community and how social media can be a valuable tool in connecting people.During Tsumnu's search for a safe and stable place to reside, he received an amazing response from his friend Leslye Janusz from peace camp. Leslye responded that her niece might have a space for him to stay, but it was in Sebastopol, California, not in the Sacramento Area where Tsumnu had his art studio space at Dwellpoint.
Despite the distance, Tsumnu seized the opportunity and decided to take a chance. It turned out to be a wise decision, as Tsumnu found not just a place to stay but also a supportive community in Sebastopol. It was during this time that Tsumnu discovered the potential of reclaimed wood from a ranch and started creating his unique art pieces.
Tsumnu's journey is a testament to the power of taking chances and the importance of having a supportive community. His art exhibition showcases the beauty of his works and the spirit of resilience and hope that has carried him through challenging times. We invite you to explore Tsumnu's works and be inspired by his story of finding new opportunities in unexpected places.
photo of Freds the day he arrived
Tsumnu's art exhibition not only showcases his talent but also highlights the importance of community and how we can come together to support one another during difficult times. It is a reminder that we are not alone, and that by sharing our struggles, we can find solutions and emerge stronger. We invite you to explore Tsumnu's works and be inspired by his journey of resilience and hope.
"Sowing Super Flows" by Tsumnu
Tsumnu's artwork of reclaimed wood cut into geometrical pieces and attached to each other with faces painted on them can evoke a range of social and psychological reactions from viewers. Here are some possible interpretations:
Sustainability and Environmentalism: The use of reclaimed wood in Tsumnu's artwork can be seen as a commentary on the importance of sustainability and environmentalism. By repurposing wood that might otherwise be discarded, Tsumnu is drawing attention to the need to reduce waste and reuse resources.
Identity and Diversity: The faces painted on the wood pieces may represent a range of identities and personalities, suggesting the diversity and complexity of the human experience. Additionally, the use of geometrical shapes to construct the faces may reflect the ways in which our identities are shaped by social structures and cultural norms.
Fragmentation and Wholeness: The use of fragmented wood pieces to construct the faces may symbolize the ways in which our identities are often fragmented and pieced together from different experiences and influences. At the same time, the overall structure of the faces suggests a sense of wholeness and unity, perhaps suggesting that even our fragmented identities can be understood as part of a larger whole.
Aesthetics and Craftsmanship: Tsumnu's artwork may also be appreciated for its aesthetics and craftsmanship. The use of wood as a medium can create a tactile and visually interesting surface, while the geometric shapes and painted faces can create a visually striking composition.
Overall, Tsumnu's artwork can be interpreted in a range of ways, and may evoke different social and psychological reactions from viewers depending on their individual experiences and perspectives
"Redline River Revolve"r by Tsumnu
"DMT" by Tsumnu
"Forever, forever, it's a concept so vast
A state of being that's meant to last
It's a timeless existence that never ends
A never-ending cycle that always begins
Forever, forever, it's hard to explain
A never-ending journey, a continuous train
It's a concept that's hard to grasp in our mind
A mystery that we try to define
Forever, forever, it's a thing we can't see
But it's there all around us, in you and in me
It's a promise that's made, an unbreakable vow
To be there for each other, forever and now
So take my hand and come along for the ride
Together we'll journey, side by side
Forever, forever, it's a promise we'll keep
For in each other's love, forever we'll reap"
"Hymn Prov Vain Nance" by Tsumnu
Reclaimed nails are often used in African art to create intricate sculptures, masks, and other decorative objects. These nails are typically salvaged from old wooden structures, such as abandoned homes or buildings, and repurposed for artistic purposes.
One of the most well-known examples of reclaimed nail art in Africa is the work of the Yoruba people in Nigeria. Yoruba artists use thousands of reclaimed nails to create elaborate sculptures of deities and other important figures in their culture. These sculptures are often covered in intricate patterns and designs, which are made by hammering the nails into the wood in various configurations.
The use of reclaimed nails in African art serves several purposes. First, it allows artists to create striking visual effects using a relatively simple material. The shine and texture of the nails can create a contrast with the wood, resulting in a stunning visual effect. Second, the use of reclaimed nails can be seen as a form of environmentalism, as it repurposes materials that might otherwise be discarded. Finally, the use of reclaimed nails can be seen as a symbol of resourcefulness and ingenuity, as it shows how artists are able to make something beautiful out of humble materials.
Overall, the use of reclaimed nails in African art is a powerful example of how artists can turn discarded materials into something meaningful and beautiful. It is a testament to the resourcefulness and creativity of African artists, and a reflection of the importance of recycling and repurposing in traditional African cultures
"Nkishii" by Tsumnu
Nkishi statues, also known as power figures or nkisi, are carved wooden figures created by the Kongo people of Central Africa, particularly in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Angola, and Congo-Brazzaville.
These statues are an important part of the Kongo people's religious and cultural practices and are believed to have supernatural powers. Nkisi statues are typically carved from wood and decorated with a range of materials, including animal horns, shells, beads, and nails. They are often adorned with various objects that are believed to enhance their powers, such as mirrors, feathers, and other natural materials.
The nkisi statues are used as part of traditional healing and divination practices. They are believed to contain spirits, or "mpungu," which are called upon to help individuals or communities in need. The statues are also used to protect against evil spirits, to mediate disputes, and to enforce social and moral codes.
In addition to their religious and spiritual significance, nkisi statues are also admired for their artistic qualities. They are often highly detailed and decorated, with intricate patterns and designs. Many modern artists have also been influenced by the aesthetic of nkisi statues, incorporating elements of their design into contemporary art.
Overall, nkisi statues are an important part of the cultural and artistic heritage of the Kongo people, and they continue to play a significant role in their religious and social practices to this day.
Triangles and squares are both basic geometric shapes that are often used in art for compositional and symbolic purposes. Triangles are typically associated with stability, balance, and strength, while squares are often associated with order, symmetry, and regularity.
In terms of composition, triangles and squares can be used to create a sense of harmony and balance in an artwork. They can also be used to create contrast and tension, especially when they are used in combination with other shapes or colors.
Symbolically, triangles and squares can have different meanings depending on the context and culture. For example, in some cultures, triangles may represent spirituality, such as the Christian trinity, while in others, they may represent stability or masculinity. Similarly, squares can represent safety or protection, as well as rationality or logic.
Overall, the use of triangles and squares in art can convey a range of meanings and emotions, depending on how they are used and interpreted.
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