Artwork by Aberjhani is currently being assembled for publication in a forthcoming artbook on the coronavirus pandemic and featuring writings by authors from around the world. To keep up with developments on the project please visit the artist-author at Bright Skylark Literary Productions.
Blackness as Taught by My Father poster by Aberjhani. Our posters are produced on acid-free papers using archival inks to guarantee that they last a lifetime without fading or loss of color. All posters include a 1" white border around the image to allow for future framing and matting, if desired.
“Blackness as Taught by My Father” is a mixed media painting which incorporates texts from 3 poems, signs carried by protesters around the world... more
“Blackness as Taught by My Father” is a mixed media painting which incorporates texts from 3 poems, signs carried by protesters around the world in the year 2020, and a digital monochrome painting of Martin Luther King Jr. addressing social justice advocates during the 1960s Civil Rights Movement. This was a historical moment when engaged citizenship changed the world for the better. It is easy to see why this social justice/social activism artwork is particularly suitable for classroom discussions on race and diversity. It also makes good wall art for homes, offices, and dorm rooms. Below are the 3 poetry quotes used in the painting:“I know blackness as taught by my father:‘You are my joy and my genius,’ he often said.I know blackness as taught by my mother:‘Your smile is my robe of honor, your peace my earned grace.’”--from the poem EVERY HOUR HENCEFORTH (published in Visions of a Skylark Dressed in Black)“My arms are the mountains that hold time in its place.My tea...
After being born and raised in the southeastern United States, I spent many years, while pursuing my education and serving in the U.S. Air Force, traveling around America and the world. Much of that story is told in my recent book releases, Greeting Flannery OConnor at the Back Door of My Mind and Dreams of the Immortal City Savannah. Artwork by me is featured on the cover of both books.
My last 3 public exhibits were at the Savannah/Hilton Head Airport Art Gallery in Savannah, Georgia, USA, and during a cultural arts event in the historic Lafayette Square in the same city. I am currently completing an artbook project on the COVID-19 pandemic with text contributions from writers around the world.
My original Silk-Featherbrush Artstyle...