Julius Dorsey: Goddess of the Lost Tribe
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Julius Dorsey III
Goddess of the Lost Tribe
Wood, nails, and paint on board
48 x 96 inches
Entrenuity was honored to install a stunning work of art created by Julius Dorsey III, founder of Chicago Fire Furniture. Julius' work, Goddess of the Lost Tribe, is displayed inside @overflowchicago, where his custom-designed tabletops, shelving, and bar cladding already distinguish the space.
Dorsey’s portrait Goddess of the lost Tribe can be read both as a tribute to black women and a narrative on his relationship between beliefs and idolatry. The work was done while Dorsey was contemplating ideas about how value is created and based on the likeness of Christina, the mother of his children, wearing her trademark golden bamboo hoop earnings. The Goddess gazes out with unwavering confidence, bedazzling the viewer with her golden crown and a jewel in the center of her forehead insinuating power, both requested and willingly surrendered.
The piece thus captures multiple layers of meaning: how beliefs ultimately become power and how this dynamic manifests in relationships between black women and men.
CLICK HERE to find out more about Julius' artistic journey.