New Works by BERNARD STANLEY HOYES

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SYNCONA MESA, my sanctuary, watercolor impressions of the Land, the flora and fauna, bone dry, and under the spell of recent drought. Being the sole guest for many stellar events, My tentacles are ever grasping, to possess the interaction of the live vistas that avail themselves. Seems I am in permanent observation, exposed to the natural changes of the Seasons.

"On the Syncona Mesa, Coyotes are resident Guardens." 23x33" by Bernard Stanley Hoyes “On the Syncona Mesa, Coyotes are resident Guardens.” 23×33″ by Bernard Stanley Hoyes

Syncona Mesa Rainbow

“I took a direct and intuitive approach in rendering the spirit of the Land. My emphasis is on contemplation of Nature and its offering of Spiritual Satisfaction. The compositions are more suggestive and less descriptive. I relied on the controlled recession of details through plane after plane, allowing the observer to wander across, into the picture space , in a kind of vicarious experience of Nature. These works have been my meditation”

"Peaceful evening on Syncona Mesa" 12x16" watercolor by Bernard Stanley Hoyes “Peaceful evening on Syncona Mesa”…

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New Works by BERNARD STANLEY HOYES

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SYNCONA MESA, my sanctuary, watercolor impressions of the Land, the flora and fauna, bone dry, and under the spell of recent drought. Being the sole guest for many stellar events, My tentacles are ever grasping, to possess the interaction of the live vistas that avail themselves. Seems I am in permanent observation, exposed to the natural changes of the Seasons.

"On the Syncona Mesa, Coyotes are resident Guardens." 23x33" by Bernard Stanley Hoyes
“On the Syncona Mesa, Coyotes are resident Guardens.” 23×33″ by Bernard Stanley Hoyes

Syncona Mesa Rainbow

“I took a direct and intuitive approach in rendering the spirit of the Land. My emphasis is on contemplation of Nature and its offering of Spiritual Satisfaction. The compositions are more suggestive and less descriptive. I relied on the controlled recession of details through plane after plane, allowing the observer to wander across, into the picture space , in a kind of vicarious experience of Nature. These works have been my meditation”

"Peaceful evening on Syncona Mesa" 12x16" watercolor by Bernard Stanley Hoyes
“Peaceful evening on Syncona Mesa” 12×16″ watercolor by Bernard Stanley Hoyes

BENIN’S OGUN: God of Iron/War

Like the focus on one deity. Is this a trend toward introducing each deity of the Pantheon of Spirits?

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BENIN’S OGUN: God of Iron/War (Revised)
By Chief Dr. Daryl M. Peavy

Ogun Priest Chief Dr. Daryl Peavy – Ogun Priest

Ogun-an embodiment of the magical force of transformation. Ogun is traditionally known as the deity of Iron and War. He traveled throughout Africa, where his trail can be seen through metal working and warfare.
His name has taken on many pronouncements such as Ogun, Ogu, Ogwu just to name a few. He is attached to ironworkers and metal, as well as their instruments. He is not only associated with war, but also hunting, medicine, magic, healing and the alchemical process of change. Through their travels, hunters, priest, herbalists, and diviners spread the Ogun cult through West Africa (Barnes 1989, 8).
The stories of Ogun are archaic. The origins of Ogun probably evolved out of an iron-aged culture that valued war, as well as warriors, and the instruments of war and…

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Syncona Mesa

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Far off from my next neighbour Syncona Mesa

Springtime at Syncona Coo Doves in a Family way.

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This is my sanctuary for  the past twenty years.  Produced tons of Art, in all media, that went out into the world. Made a mark and made a living.  Now it a residence. There is a difference. Before I would seek solace and find my depth. I would get in touch with the Vortex that originate and radiate from this Table. Its always there, place settings for however many people present. I was the  sole guest for many stellar events. My tentacles ever reaching, to possess the spirits that avail themselves. Now I am in permanent observation. A turbulent flow in the absence of external forces.  Exposed, I am.  How will I respond to this pressure?

For one thing, its distracting as hell. There is always something. Every day is capitol. My first day on the Mesa was in the middle of…

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“Carnival Masquerade”

Carnival Masquerade

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“Carnival Masquerade” By Bernard Stanley Hoyes                                    Serigraph 60 colors 199 edition, size 30×40″ 50% off                                                                                                                            

“Carnival masquerade is Africa. Europe and Asia marching down a main street in costumes of the ultimate symbols of liberation. Every man surging together up out of centuries of displacement. It defines cultural boundaries as well as boundaries of the imagination. It cries of cultural magnitude and vibrancy of the human spirit.”

The Original Painting “Carnival Masquerade” Acrylics on Canvas, 40×60″ is from the Personage series. Rearly shown series on the influence of the Great African Spirits that transit the Middle Passage, and have survived in the transcendent Souls of All African descendent.

The Image was resolved in 60 colors printed on Stonehenge 320 G. 100% rag paper. Image size 24×36″, Paper size 30×40″. Signed and numbered by the Artist. Limited to 199 with 25 artist proofs and 25 printers proofs. embossed authenticity stamp on each print. Certificates available with each print.

The series deals with the vision and imagery of indelible Classical African Civilizations that have shaped Black cultures throughout the Americas. Rendered in a synthesis of the great Cuban Artist, Wilfredo Lam’s and Mexican Modernist Rufino Tamayo’s iconography. Hoyes has advance a Visual Voice as a Chorus in the Art Wilderness. This Serigraph was inspired by the Original image. Publish by Caribbean Fine Arts Publishing, and Produce at Samper Silkscreen in Los Angeles.

From the Personage Series, By Bernard Stanley Hoyes, Oils on Canvas, 24x36" 1996.
From the Personage Series, By Bernard Stanley Hoyes, Oils on Canvas, 24×36″ 1996.

One of the traditional costumes, this one is  called “Cow Head”  is worn during the Junkanoo Street parade in Jamaica during the Christmas Seasons. Boxing Day,is a British holiday, the day after christmas. Its is celebrated with much festivity and Parades. The Fear of the “Junkanoo Band” was the highlight of the parade for Children. I remember being chased into my yard, by one of these members, all the way in my house, under my bed. Haven,t been scared of anything since.

It is believed it is tied to West African origins, as the costumes and conduct of the masqueraders bear similarities with the Yoruba Egun festivals. It is believed that this Celebration began during the 16th and 17th centuries in the British Colonies. The slaves were given a special holiday around Christmas time when they would be able to leave the plantations to be with their family and celebrate the holidays with African dance, music, and costumes. After emancipation, this tradition continued, and Junkanoo has evolved from its simple origins to a formal, more organized parade with sophisticated, intricate costumes, themed music and incentive prizes. Of course, we all are familiar with the Great masquerade Festivals that is Celebrated in Trinidad.

Art life on Syncona Mesa.

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