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Seeking to uphold the tribal traditions and cultural practices from her close-knit Igbo community in the Anambra state of Nigeria, the self-taught artist is presenting her relatives and close friends as painted reflections of mythological Igbo deities and modern-day customs. One of the most striking from the series is One Mmiri (Igbo Water Goddess), queen of the marine world who carries these realms in her hands and embodies beauty, fertility, and wealth. Joy renders her subjects with razor-sharp precision and verisimilitude, imbuing them with warmth and life that reflects her love and dedication for each.