MY FULBRIGHT PROJECT AT OBAFEMI AWOLOWO
“THE GIFT” by Al LaVergne
In the summer of 2009 I was invited to travel to Obafemi Awolowo University
in Ife, Nigeria by the late great Yoruba Wood Carver, Lamidi Fakeye
and build a steel sculpture. I applied for a Fulbright Grant and was
awarded a 10 months grant with the option to stay a full year.
The sculpture commemorates Parenting on a universal scale
The most precious gift from God is a child, and the mother realizes the important responsibilities of that privilege.
A university primary role is to provide an environment where its’ students can be inspired to grow and realize their full potential.
On a personal level, it is a fact that most African
Slave to were brought to North America came from Nigeria. I see myself
that cargo who has returned home to bring a gift back to Mother