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.
Light at the End of the Tunnel -Tribute to Aretha Franklin framed print by Aberjhani. Bring your print to life with hundreds of different frame and mat combinations. Our framed prints are assembled, packaged, and shipped by our expert framing staff and delivered "ready to hang" with pre-attached hanging wire, mounting hooks, and nails.
Amazing... how grace
rained joy and miracles through
the skies of your heart.
--Aberjhani (from Haiku-Elegy for a Queen)
Like millions around the world who are currently mourning the death and celebrating the life of the iconic singer Aretha Franklin, I grew up listening to her music and have been paying my tributes to her for the past week. "Light at the End of the Tunnel..." is one of them and another is an experimental poem titled "Haiku-Elegy for a Queen," from which the above quote is taken.
Poetry aficionados fond of traditional haiku might take me to task for stretching my application of the genre but I have always been more of a cutting-edge kind of writer than a strict formalist. That inclination might also have something to do with my preferences when it comes to visual art styles as well. I like the precision of certain kinds of photography, mixed media, and painting as much as I enjoy the uninhibited creative potential of abstract art. This particular work is more mixed...
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...