‘Saturn Returns’ Oracle Cards
‘Saturn Returns’, written and directed by Sonny Nwachukwu explores the psychospiritual clashes produced in Black people by the weight of history in this choreopoem; a live dance and spoken word performance.
Each card visually sums up key elements of each chapter by drawing from the text, and from West African and Caribbean symbolism and cosmology, Ancient Egyptian theology, sacred geometry, astrology, life experience and world events.
Book: Saturn Returns online event @ Southbank Centre’s Unlimited Festival 2021. Sun 17th Jan, 2-3pm. Free. Featured panelist.
Card Back, 2020
Chapter One: Dance of the Igbo Landing. Digital, 2020
Chapter Two: Mirror of Ada and Obi. Digital, 2020
Chapter Three: The Necessary Hard Shell.Digital, 2020
Chapter Four: The Problem with Resentment. Digital, 2020
Chapter Five: The Reason W Shouldn’t Forget. Digital, 2020
Chapter Six: Digital, 2020
Chapter Seven: Dance of Communion. Digital, 2020
Chapter Eight: The Purpose of Going Round
Watercolour & Pencil work
‘Woman’, self-portrait 2013. Watercolour, ink, pencil portrait. Digital background. Original wording exploring the personal and emotional cost whilst negotiating complex intimate relationships and unexpected resolutions. Described by translating images from the subconscious.
‘Beach Belles of Boscobel’,2013. Watercolour, ink, pencil portraits, digital background. Inspired by an understated and effortless beauty from inside that emanates. The importance of sisterhood and continuing that bond with age. Representing our Afro-Caribbean Diaspora identity- which diasporan doesn’t have a t-shirt from their grand/ parent’s countries in which they’ve never actually lived?
‘Tigers on Piccadilly’, 2017. Watercolour and pastel portraits, digital background. Inspired by sisterly bonds and the conscious choices we make before we are born in choosing one another, womanly power, prowess and the subconscious.
‘Jack Rosselson’, 2017. Commissioned portrait. Watercolour, pastel. I spent a lot of time connecting with the spirit of Jack to portray him with the light he had when in this world, and that continues to shine through his family.
Ballerina in Yellow, 2019
House of the Ascended Inner Child, 2019
‘Circles’, 2019. Commission for Theatrical dance performance
She Grrrowls – Feminist Poetry Anthology, published by Burning Eye Books, 2017
Jewel Clouds introductory image
‘Menstruation’ by E Poyer
‘On the use of the word Pussy’ by J Couray
‘Temple’ by Belinda Zhawi
‘Woman’ by Aisling Fahrey
‘Meat’ by Sophie Fenella
‘Good’ by Sabrina Mahfouz
‘Frape’ by Bridget Minnamore
‘When He Goes’ by Selina Nwulu
‘Kiss Me’ by Rachel Long
‘The Birth of War’ by J Taylor
Line drawing work