In Southern Ethiopia the Suri use the creative application of body paint is a means of expression within the Suri tribe, each design representing different meanings whether to ward off spirits, symbolize a strength, attract a mate, or to ward off negativity.
Selecting natural elements gathered from their surrounding, they enhance their soulful relationship with their environment, further enhancing their strength and beauty in the world. This young man has chosen to paint using light and dark ochres, symbolizing the natural duality of life.
18 x 24 inches (45.72 x 60.96 cm)
24 x 32 inches (60.96 x 81.28 cm)
30 x 40 inches (76.2 x 101.6 cm)