Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Drawings of Todd Hobson by Unicia Buster

These are three drawings I did recently using graphite (forgive the camera phone shot). They are of the same person, Ajani Sekou, a musician and natural hair stylist originally from Richmond, Virginia, now residing in Atlanta, Georgia. I surprised myself by drawing these because I did them in the span of two days. Not a big deal to most, but, for me, I stopped drawing over a decade ago. I was truly inspired after hanging out with this individual and, hopefully, the feeling will continue and I will create more things once again.

Facepainting and Two Small Wall Hangings

I made up a friend's face, Shanaye, for Halloween. A co-worker took this picture. I did hers better than I did my own face.

"Freedom with Constraints" and "Windy" by Unicia Buster
I haven't posted in a while. But I haven't done much art in a while either. But there a few things. I am currently exhibiting some of my wall hangings and photographs at Elegba Folklore Society on the corner of 1st and Broad streets in downtown Richmond. The show will be up until January 31st. Here are two new wall hangings I did for the show.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

"Grandmother's Pearls of Wisdom" by Unicia Buster

I did this piece for my aunt, Juanita Buster, and entered it into an exhibition at the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia titled "Pearls of Wisdom". It was initially called "Grandmother's Flowers." The lady on the pot is my grandmother, Mary Alice Buster. The center sunflower is an image of her five children by birth. In the centers of the remaining four flowers are the children, grandchildren and husband of four of her children. It's a play on the family tree theme. Stitched at the top and bottom are three quotes that my grandmother often said. And Mama used to say is what's printed on her shirt. Imitation pearls are stitched throughout. Enjoy.

"Cockatoo Mohawk" by Unicia Buster (Update)

This piece is still a work in progress. I have added some details since the last post of this wall hanging. I used fabric paint on the face and neck as well as satin stitching. I haven't worked on this piece in a while. The next phase will be to add beading and finish the applique. Then I will do a border and sandwich the quilt with batting and a back. I should be finish in about a year. :-)