The Timekeeper - Print

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“The Timekeeper” Print on Canvas: This is a high-resolution digital print on canvas from an original acrylic painting that captures the full moon hanging like a lamp in its full brightness, illuminating a woods trail on a dark evening enough for residents to coordinate their activities. A unique piece of art that highlights the impact of cultural astronomy in the continent.

Cultural astronomy exists in numerous traditions in Africa where Africans are known to use celestial knowledge to chart seasons in order to plan economic tasks, schedule, and coordinate both work & social activities i.e., agricultural cycles & market days, divination, festivals, spatial design, decision-making, etc. The moon in particular is an embodiment of the pan-African sense of time with its predictable and regular phases inform, illuminate, and regulate the average African living experience.

The Original painting is available FOR SALE 36 x 24 Ready to Hang on wooden frame. Made in Africa; on the streets of Lagos, Nigeria by Jamiu.


  •  Size is shown as Width x Height in inches.
  •  Available in a variety of sizes, please select from the list above.


  • Matte Cotton Canvas


  • Rolled canvas: The print is rolled (unstretched) and packed in a mailing tube for safe delivery. The print comes with an extra 2’’ border. You can stretch and frame this piece at your local framers.
  • Ready to hang: The print is stretched on a wooden frame; Gallery wrap style.


  • Orders are shipped from Chicago, USA within 2–3 business days.
  • Estimated shipping time 2-3 business days, depending on the location.
  • You will receive a shipping confirmation with the tracking number once it ships.