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.
Ode to the Genius and Good Intentions of Nina Simone Number 2 wood print by Aberjhani. Bring your artwork to life with the texture and added depth of a wood print. Your image gets printed directly onto a sheet of 3/4" thick maple wood. There are D-clips on the back of the print for mounting it to your wall using mounting hooks and nails (included).
As the title suggests, this is the second of 2 versions. The first noticeable difference between the two is the selective sapphire blue with black... more
As the title suggests, this is the second of 2 versions. The first noticeable difference between the two is the selective sapphire blue with black and white palette seen here in contrast to the strictly B&W in the first. Also, the collage pattern is different here with various visual elements receiving greater emphasis, some omitted altogether, and new ones added as well. Of particular note in this one is my effort to portray the subject as crowned or blessed by the grace of her talents. A LITTLE BACKGROUND: Nina Simone (1933- 2003, born Eunice Kathleen Waymon) was one of the most influential musical artists of her generation and remains one of the most admired and inspiring today. She was a superb pianist and virtuoso singer of jazz, blues, pop, gospel, and traditional African-American folk songs. When performers like BeYonce and John Legend use their star power to bring attention to important issues, they often cite Simone’s example. EXCERPT FROM ARTICLE I WROTE ON SIMONE: “...
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...