March 5th, 2022
The quote that follows from author Aleksandr Solzenitsyn says something about why art and artists matter a lot more in the world than many people think. It is shared at the beginning of an article written to demonstrate support for Ukrainian and all artists caught up in violent conflicts around the world:
“Art inflames even a frozen, darkened soul to a high spiritual experience. Through art we are sometimes visited – dimly, briefly – by revelations such as cannot be produced by rational thinking.” ––Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1970 Nobel Lecture in Literature)
Read full article at: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/ukraine-russia-art-being-human-author-poet-aberjhani
November 22nd, 2021
Every now and then we make the mistake of taking seemingly small and insignificant things for granted. Then something more incredible than we ever imagined comes along to remind us of the big difference the smallest things can sometimes make. And by that I mean this: https://fineartamerica.com/pressreleases/giving-thanks-for-small-things-theme-of-faa-artists-new-series.html
October 7th, 2021
A lot do debates taking place over the reality or non-reality of the climate crisis. Some of us have been forced to confront it head-on. In my case I'm doing that with art currently on exhibit at the Savannah/Hilton Head Airport Art Gallery (USA) and with an essay still in progress. For more on the airport show please check out the news page here on FAA at:
August 23rd, 2021
Hello FAA Friends. I’ve been away longer than preferred while dealing with in-person art events. For 1, I’m currently assisting a museum with an exhibition expansion project. Who knew it would turn out to be so labor-intensive. For 2, please check out the news release link below posted here at FAA about my work in an exhibit at the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport. Wish everyone the very best. Please stay safe,
September 3rd, 2020
I wasn’t planning on creating any visual art connected to the book “Greeting Flannery O’Connor at the Back Door of My Mind” while writing it. I guess it’s something of an indication of O’Connor’s own intense creative vision that as I wrote my reflections on the impact of her cultural legacy, additional forms of creative expression began to take shape. These are a few of them currently on FAA:
1) Greeting Flannery O’Connor at the Back Door of My Mind (url: https://fineartamerica.com/featured/greeting-flannery-oconnor-at-the-back-door-of-my-mind-aberjhani.html )
2) Converging Grace Number 1 with Text (url: https://fineartamerica.com/featured/converging-grace-number-1-with-text-aberjhani.html )
3) Converging Grace Number 2 without Text (url: https://fineartamerica.com/featured/converging-grace-number-2-without-text-aberjhani.html )
4) Glorious Morning in the Garden of Justice and Mercy (url: https://fineartamerica.com/featured/glorious-morning-in-the-garden-of-justice-and-mercy-aberjhani.html )
April 7th, 2020
What’s an artist to do in a pandemic time such as the one we’re currently living through? Hopefully we inspire, empower, and help the world the world heal from the horror. That at least is my goal with the new series collection on Fine Art America at this url:
February 22nd, 2019
On July 27, 2002, journalists and everyday people from virtually every region of the United States and from around the world made their way to Savannah, Georgia, where they joined local inhabitants to witness the dedication of the African-American Family Monument on River Street. The event was the culmination of a decade-long battle waged by Dr. Abigail Jordan to make certain that in a city renowned for its historic parks and monuments, at least one would stand in recognition of the contributions of African Americans to city.
Since that day, Dr. Jordan has become one of Savannah’s most celebrated figures. Just before the monument's dedication, she had been named Woman of the Year by the Beaufort Gullah Festival in Beaufort, South Carolina. November 12, 2005, the African American Business Magazine presented her with the Fannie Lou Hamer Award and named her one of 100 Black Women of Influence. She died on January 9, 2019. In celebration of her life and legacy, new artwork was posted at:
author of Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance
and The Wisdom of W.E.B. Du Bois
December 20th, 2018
I've always felt a fresh perspective capable of generating effective new insights, and therefore approaches, to lingering problems is one of the most valuable contributions any artist can make to society. Yet it seems marketplace outlets often penalize artists for their originality by limiting access to their works in favor of those who follow more conventional formats. Is there a solution to such a strange paradox?
I admit a recently-posted work of my own with the word "Original" in its title is part of the reason I'm contemplating the question at this time. But it is one I've known many artists to grapple with throughout their careers. Very few have been able to "break through" and gain the kind of equal marketplace footing they felt their work deserved.
December 19th, 2018
Without being aware that the great jazz and blues singer Nancy Wilson was battling serious illness at the time, on December 5, 2018, I posted an art portrait in tribute to her. Yesterday, I was informed that she passed on December 13. Prior to Ms. Wilson’s passing, I shared the story of what her music had come to mean to me in the description for the artwork titled "These Colors I Hear When Nancy Wilson Sings Turned to Blue." I invite you to visit the page here on Fine Art America:
October 23rd, 2018
Originality is one of the most valuable features of Postered Chromatic Poetics artwork and that feature is on full display with the new Redbird Series print, "Redbird and the Astonishing Epiphany." This landscape-formatted digital painting places the popular Redbird inside a realm of swirling bright colors framed by surrounding horizontal lines of blue, gold, and rust. In addition to making the perfect selection for a wall space in the home or workplace, it is an exceptional design for items ranging from tote bags and t-shirts to blankets and iPhone cases.
To view the work please click this link or the one at the bottom of the page: https://fineartamerica.com/featured/redbird-and-the-astonishing-epiphany-aberjhani.html
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FROM THE ART PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
In each of the previous installments, such as "Redbird Sifting Beauty Out of Ashes" and "Redbird Speaking Compassion to Power," the North American Cardinal bird is posed to share gentle commentaries on the human condition. In this one, Redbird comes to the conclusion that life's painful confusions or humorous simplicity possibly have more to do with how an individual views a given situation than the external factors themselves. That epiphany for our feathered hero is astonishing but also liberating.
The blue, yellow, gold, and indigo landscape surrounding the centerpiece symbolizes the tranquility which can come with awareness expanded beyond immediate anxieties.