COCOA BIJOU | Akuza Foil Print
Beats an email by like 1000%. Or pick one up for yourself and frame it.
// Azuka = glory
// 5x7 foil print
// The final artwork is digitally printed on card stock paper and finished with copper colored foil
// Artwork designed and hand-illustrated by Kristen Mimms Scavnicky of Cocoa Bijou
Meet Kristen Mimms Scavnicky, the artist behind Cocoa Bijou who loves to draw what's in her mindscape.
The work you see is rooted in everything she has experienced as a Black woman and continues to learn about her African heritage. As a Black American, uncertain of her true ancestry, her artwork and meditative drawing process has served as a journey to find a connection with my ancestors.
The line work she produces is situated somewhere between reality and the dreamscape; the safe space that brings us relief during meditation. The tick mark lines are an adaptation of Ichi, which is a scarification of the skin signifying the nobility of a person in Igbo society. The individual Ichi lines symbolize the rays of the sun, hence her main concept - love & light.