26 x 19” Digital Print on archival paper
Signed & Numbered Limited Edition Print of 50
©2001 Djibril N’Doye
Throughout my life, my grandfather taught me much about many things and gave me great wisdom and guidance. I always reflected on, and found comfort in, my grandfather’s words.
There are things in life that we cannot change; that are, in fact, a part of living.
One day, after having lived in the United States for several years, I called my family in Senegal as I often did, but this time I was uncustomarily given bad news over the phone: my beloved grandfather had passed away. Because I found out so long after the fact that my grandfather passed on, I was unable to attend any of the traditional memorial ceremonies that were held for him.
This drawing is my expression of both sorrow and grieving for the earthly loss of my grandfather, particularly in my absence, and the most prayerful, harmonious accompaniment to the afterlife.