Nigerian-born writer and fine artist, Nwachukwu Ike’s new, unique, paintings are currently on display at the 25th Pan African Film and Arts Festival in Los Angeles, California, United States.
Some of the enchanting works are published below, but all can be seen at the Pan African Film and Arts Festival at the Baldwin Hills Mall, Crenshaw, Los Angeles, California.
The Festival, which started on February 9, will be open till February 20, 2017.
The abstract paintings are already attracting international attention and patronage and should be supported and promoted by the Nigerian Federal and state governments, indigenous art patrons and the corporate community.
Nwachukwu Ike is from Ndikelionwu in Orumba North Local Government Area of Anambra State and is based in the United States.
A TRIBUTE TO PRINCE OSITA IKE
By Nwachukwu Ike
We sat and watched as the Hawk swooped and stole a chick from our ‘stead.
We gawked as mother hen threw a tantrum
To no avail.
We mourn the loss of one of ours
With teeth agnash.
Our tears protest the helplessness of our limbs
Our kin was tough as nails but was far outmatched
By the skills and audacity of the foe.
We mourn our loss but rest assured in the wise name our Patriarch chose: Ikelionwu- none by might ever prevailed against the terminal entity, Death.
Rest thou, our bros,
Your fight was bold but your fate
Was already authored by the Lord.