Drum Beat and Spiritual Absorption
20 x 14”, Giclée Print on archival paper
Signed & Numbered Limited Edition Print of 100
©2012 Djibril N’Doye
In one of the drumming classes I was teaching, one of my students particularly caught my attention. In the middle of the drumming, I noticed she stopped beating her drum while the drumming was still going on. She began to shake her arms up and down, right and left, her eyes closed, absorbing everything coming from the drums connecting with the depth of the spiritual sounds of the drums. After watching her many times, I got inspired by how she became transformed with this spiritual joy that I wanted to capture in this drawing. I symbolize the whole class with the drummer you see through her as the spirit.