It’s black history month, and I wanted to make something that shows the energy of the Dogon tribe of West Africa.

Before I get into the painting, I want to talk about the Dogon Tribe. They are said to be the decedents of the African Egyptians, and thousands of years old.

The Dogon say their astronomical knowledge was given to them by the Nommos, amphibious beings sent to Earth from Sirius for the benefit of mankind. source

I wanted to capture this connection the Dogon have with the star Sirius, and capture their culture as a whole.

The masks to the left side of this painting highlight the ceremony that the dogon perform, and the man in the middle is communicating with the stars.

There’s also a small village to the right of the painting, and a swirl down below which is showing the cycles of time.

1 – In the middle of the painting you will see the numbers 28/10/1 which is the number set of the Dogon in Pythagorean numerology.

10 -The root number is 1 which represents originality, and 10 is the next number which represents endless originality because of the zero behind it.  101 is often referred to as the beginning or the starting point of a course or study work.

28 – 2 is a feminine number/sensitivity  according to the Greek Pythagoras who studied in Memphis the capital of KMT (Egypt) at the time.

Eight Represents cycles and time, so interpretation of this number set is that the dogon are apart of the original instructors of  cycles, time, and original knowledge.

  • Original knowledge = 91/10/1 in Pythagorean numerology
  • Dogon = 28/10/1 and shares the same 10/1 or 101 numbers.
  • Egypt = 28/10/1 

To Pythagoras 10 represents the universe,  and the whole of human knowledge, hence the name Dogoniverse for this painting. 

This original is available for now, and I’ll have some signed prints available on Saturday 1/4/2017. Here are the latest prints available at our store: 

When I was younger I would go to the different book stores and pick up different how to draw books and just read. Fast forward today, and I still enjoy painting/drawing, and most importantly inspiring others through the arts.