Thomas van der Krogt’s ex-libris style Shango is a masterpiece of effectively using washi paper to enhance the impact and meaning of a print. Van Krogt adds pigment to the back of the paper. This creates the effect of the print emitting light. Of course, this is consistent with the energy of Shango who exudes virility and divine light. This is the first entry in what will be an ongoing series of orisha-inspired ex-libris style prints from Thomas.
4”x6” 10 cm x15.2 cm image with hand coloring on Washi paper.