Black: Timeless, elegant, sophisticated, and powerful, while simultaneously being both classic, and modern. Black is the essence of everything that ever was, and ever will be.
Oni: An equivocal word which derives from both Africa, and Japan. In the African Yoruba dialect, Oni refers to one who is "born of sacred land". This is in direct reference to how ideas and ultimately art, are created. In Japanese, oni means "ogre", or "demon", referring to ancient folklore. In Japanese culture, Oni are used as a symbol for warding off evil and guarding/protecting sacred lands such as temples or shrines. The dual definition of Oni speaks to the very essence of creating art, as it is the most sacred form of human expression. Through Black Oni, I aim to embody creativity and enforce passion.