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Lili Tin Dɛm

The Little Things

Oil painting of a man lying down on a beach beneath a palm tree, reading a book

Ledכm.
Rid.
Da lili tin we de na mכt
Da tin we dɛn kכl tכŋ
Da lili tin de sabi sεt faya
Da lili tin de sabi bכn mכtalman
Lכd a’ masi!
Rid.
Na buk de tren tכŋ
Na buk de gi man zil
Na buk de rich pכsin yes.
Di briz dכn rich yu?
Lε i nak yu fes
Lε i kol yu at;
Kol yu at.
Rid.


Lie down.
Read.
That little thing in your mouth
That little thing known as the tongue
That little thing can start trouble
That little thing knows how to bother
Lord have mercy!
Read.
A book can train the tongue
A book can give you courage
A book makes people listen
Has the breeze arrived?
Let it upon your face
Let it calm you;
Be calm.
Read.

Detail of the signature on the oil painting titled, Little Thing
Lili Tin Dɛm
(The Little Things)

£275
Oil on Canvas
20 x 8in

© 2019 Pierre Bamin – All Rights
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Chief Michael

Chif Maykεl

Oil on Canvas
12 x 19.5in
© 2019 Pierre Bamin – All Rights

Maykɛl tinap nia yu do.
I tinap tranga wan di wet yu.
Yu gɛ yes? Listin fayn.
Yu gɛ yay? Opin dɛm.
Yu gɛ at? Sheb am.
Unu bia o!
Tin we de bia na dis wi wɔl tide,
We de pan drɛg wi ɔl kayn say,
In go kɔt tumara.


Michael stands at your door.
He stands firm awaiting you.
Have you ears? Listen well.
Have you eyes? Open them.
Have you a heart? Share it.
Be patient!
Things that are happening in our world today,
Dragging us in every direction,
Will one day see it’s end.

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Little Girl

The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.

William James
Little Girl signature signed by and spelling out Pups

Watercolour on Paper
Monochrome

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The Fisherman’s Ring

Excerpt & Painting, 5 of 7, taken from the exhibition, ‘Credo’ 2007
Acrylic on Canvas – 80 x 100cm
© Pierre Bamin 2007. All Rights Reserved

My Aunt, like many, was taken through life in a direction not of her choosing nor will. However she remained stoic, with an acceptance to carry on throughout the process.
We would often discuss ‘destiny’.  Never coming up with answers, only more questions and a few maybes…
Are we it’s true master? Why bother if it’s already been mapped out?
Every person, every experience and every direction in our lives may serve our free will, but by design, our very purpose, our choices, not only serve oneself but contribute to society where we are swayed communally in various directions giving to one another. Changes we may not feel are right at the time are in place to serve a purpose, whether it seems, we like it or not ….maybe?!  I am sure that given a clear choice, most would definitely opt for clearer horizons.

THE SEAL

This painting is a humble reflection of that journey.
Religious or not, one couldn’t help but be moved by Pope John Paul’s sheer determination through ill health to forge ahead with his mission.  The Fisherman’s Ring was influenced by his death in 2005.  Like millions of others, I watched with intrigue the ceremony that followed.  As is customary with Papal deaths, the piscatory ring, his papal seal and symbol of his union with God, was destroyed by the cardinals to make way for a new successor …it was from this that my fifth painting was born.

Simon Peter, the first ever pope, had his destiny, trials and eventual death revealed to him by Christ; a reminder that in life there is a time we lead ourselves and a time when we are led, sometimes to destinations not of our own choosing.  Few wish death, yet there is a time for us all; until then there is the journey we make, together!

In the painting, one hand shows its face, revealing the scars, the nicks, the graft… its confession; pointing lamely at where it would rather be.  Though the binds show signs of wear, they hold fast; a snap imminent …perhaps? The other hand, strong and defiant accepts its fate, grappling with all its fervour, leading into the unknown…

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The Spark

Excerpt & Painting, 4 of 7, taken from the exhibition, ‘Credo’ 2007
Acrylic on Canvas – 100 x 80cm
© Pierre Bamin 2007. All Rights Reserved

One of the most important lessons I learnt from my Aunt came about through simple observation.

When talking with her, she would listen intently and speak in a very measured manner… and when she did, it was most often punctuated with a great parable that would often stay with you, to be pondered upon. This painting is a reflection of one such meeting, where she spoke about how futile hard work and inner growth can be if the tongue is not put in check.

“Yai ɛn yes sabi sikrit, bɔ da lili tin na yu mot, da yu tɔŋ, hol am fayn…”
“Eyes and ears can keep a secret, but that tiny thing in your mouth, your tongue, hold it well…”


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The Committee

THE COMMITTEE

THE COMMITTEE

£280

Acrylic painting on triple primed canvas
Stretched over A+ solid pinewood
30.5 × 48 × 2.54 cm (unframed)
Varnished
excludes Postage & Packaging

Acrylic painting from the ‘…make us great…’ series
Part of the Flamingo Open House exhibition of 2016

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The Soughing Wind

THE SOUGHING WIND

THE SOUGHING WIND

£280

Acrylic painting on triple primed canvas
Stretched over A+ solid pinewood
30.5 × 48 × 2.54 cm (unframed)
Varnished
excludes Postage & Packaging

Acrylic painting from the ‘…make us great…’ series
Part of the Flamingo Open House exhibition of 2016

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Should you wish to own a fine-art reproduction of any of my paintings, please contact me with your requirements.

All reproductions are printed on beautiful archival quality fine art prints using acid-free papers and neutral inks. With no acidity in the ink or the paper, the print can be guaranteed a lightfastness (fading) of 150 years.

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Sonder

The profound feeling of realizing that everyone, including strangers passed in the street, has a life as complex as one’s own, which they are constantly living despite one’s personal lack of awareness of it.
-Extract taken from The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows

SONDER

SONDER

£280

Acrylic painting on triple primed canvas
Stretched over A+ solid pinewood
30.5 × 48 × 2.54 cm (unframed)
Varnished
excludes Postage & Packaging

Acrylic painting from the ‘…make us great…’ series
Part of the Flamingo Open House exhibition of 2016

“Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.
Be kind. Always.” 

― Brad Meltzer

PRINT ORDERS

Should you wish to own a fine-art reproduction of any of my paintings, please contact me with your requirements.

All reproductions are printed on beautiful archival quality fine art prints using acid-free papers and neutral inks. With no acidity in the ink or the paper, the print can be guaranteed a lightfastness (fading) of 150 years.