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Art-Notes on That Time We Woke Up Laughing in Claude Monet's Garden

October 2nd, 2018

Art-Notes on That Time We Woke Up Laughing in Claude Monet

The aesthetic scope and physical dimensions of "That Time We Woke Up Laughing in Claude Monet's Garden" were designed to reflect Monet's desire to make a viewer feel as if she or he could enter a painting the way one would enter a yard or forest. It can therefore add that kind of enchanted quality to a room as a wall decoration, shower curtain, or bed covering. The extended size of the artwork combined with its polychromatic palette make it possible to customize the image for a variety of products and tastes.

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FROM THE ART PRODUCT PAGE:

"That Time We Woke Up Laughing in Claude Monet's Garden" might be described as a modest heart-felt salute to the artist's much-celebrated flower and water gardens in Giverny, France. The creation of Monet's phenomenal expansive gardens took up a substantial part of his later years and today more than half a million tourists and aspiring artists visit it annually. Some have said that walking through the gardens is like walking through a rainbow. Artists often express a sense of awe and reverence when visiting Giverny because of the apparent sustained vision and labor it took to create such a wonder.

Aberjhani

Art-Notes on Growing Where Life Puts Us

October 2nd, 2018

Art-Notes on Growing Where Life Puts Us

"Growing Where Life Puts Us" employs Postered Chromatic Poetics' signature processing to fuse original digital color photography with black and white photography to compose a singular visual statement on one of the great themes of 21st century history: displacement and adaptation. The inlaid black and white of hanging vines both extend the narrative of the color photograph and refine its context. This art photography functions well as a beautiful addition to a home or office space. It makes an effective attention-holder for classes devoted to studies of the environment and global warming. To see the print please click the link at the bottom of the page or paste this one: https://fineartamerica.com/featured/growing-where-life-puts-us-aberjhani.html

The work may be purchased at 30 percent off from now until December 31, 2018, using Promo Code HSPRXZ.

FROM THE ART PRODUCT PAGE:
This composite photograph, "Growing Where Life Puts Us," is the first official entry in a series of images celebrating life's capacity for sustaining and perpetuating itself under less-than-ideal conditions. The center image shows the beginning of a shrub growing between the edge of a yard and a sidewalk separated by a thick heavy wooden beam. The different earth tones with the splash of sunlight and green of the plant itself makes a kind of natural art all its own. The color photograph sits inside a black and digital print of leafy vines growing over the edge of an abandoned building.

The theme for this new series came from one of my favorite novels, "The Famished Road" by Nigerian author Ben Okri. In the novel, a father directs his son's attention to a wooden pole which someone stuck in the ground and which for some unknown reason has begun to blossom. The father tells his son, "This is what you must be like. Grow wherever life puts you down." During my treks through southern urban centers in America, I noticed how efficiently certain plants demonstrated this advice by adapting to whatever cracks or surfaces were available to them in order to put down roots and grow where they were.

Aberjhani

Launch of The Renaming The Eugene Talmadge Memorial Bridge Art Gallery

September 17th, 2018

Launch of The Renaming The Eugene Talmadge Memorial Bridge Art Gallery

The Renaming the Eugene Talmadge Memorial Bridge online art gallery currently consists of five works of art located here: https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/posteredchromatic-poetics.html?tab=artworkgalleries&artworkgalleryid=812347

They are:
1) Bridges and Walls
2) Renaming the Eugene Talmadge Memorial Bridge
3) Of Time And The Savannah River Bridge
4) Eugene Talmadge Memorial Bridge And The Serious Politics Of Necessary Change No. 1
5) Savannah River Bridge The Morning After Hurricane Matthew No. 2

These canvases combine exclusive Postered Chromatic Poetics processing with contemporary social justice themes to create compelling visual statements in a variety of attractive styles. To read the engaging stories behind each, just click on the gallery images and visit the product’s page.

Art-Notes on Garden of Grace and Resilience

September 15th, 2018

Art-Notes on Garden of Grace and Resilience

"Garden of Grace and Resilience" breaks new ground in regard to the stylistic methodology employed by Postered Chromatic Poetics. Instead of spelling out the precise nature of the innovation utilized in this canvas, we will let viewers have a little fun by identifying it for themselves by comparing the work to previous art (you can see it here: https://fineartamerica.com/featured/garden-of-grace-and-resilience-aberjhani.html )

What stayed the same is the customized digital processing that gives all Chromatic Poetics creations museum-quality shades and hues.

FROM THE PRODUCT PAGE:

"Where the garden of grace blossomed,
star-scented moonlight made me drunk.
Where the oceans of heaven sighed peace,
I flowed into a midnight wave of echoes."
Aberjhani, from Visions of a Skylark Dressed in Black

"Garden of Grace and Resilience" is the first canvas in a new art series that celebrates the different ways life sustains and perpetuates itself. I am dedicating it to those currently confronting the fury of Hurricane Florence with hope that grace and resilience will see them through.

I will share more about what inspired the new series in forthcoming blogs but for now will say this image began as photographic research of an area near a set of railroad tracks and frequented by homeless individuals. On one side of the tracks was a space used for dumping trash and on the other was growing thick patches of colorful vines.

The robust growth of the beautiful vines in an unexpected place reminded me of certain homeless individuals I had encountered who made it clear they had no use for pity. They were dealing with their lives to the best of their ability and some were on their way to obtaining permanent dwellings. In the vines and in the people I saw a kind of beautiful resilience, some of which I hoped to capture with this artwork.

Aberjhani

Art-Notes on Painted Shadows of a Different Love and Time

September 5th, 2018

Art-Notes on Painted Shadows of a Different Love and Time




Bold primary colors set in contrast with shaded panels of white, beige, and mixed pastels make "Painted Shadows of a Different Love and Time" a striking work of wall art suitable for customized adaptation to Fine Art America's wide range of products. The silver butterfly near the center of his landscape-formatted piece further enhances the strong color scheme, as does the aquamarine frame combined with custom-designed digital matting, framing, and signature Postered Chromatic Poetics processing. (Artwork may be viewed by clicking link at bottom of page or copying and pasting this one: https://fineartamerica.com/featured/painted-shadows-of-a-different-love-and-time-aberjhani.html )

POEM FROM ART PRODUCT PAGE:

The Silver Butterfly and a Ghost of a Chance
Between and around these painted shadows
of a different love and time,
a silver butterfly slowly glides
through corridors of a drifting mind.

A broken promise burns brazenly red.
Our ghost of a chance sits humming songs blue.
Green recalls too often taking its pride too seriously,
while everything gold still adores-- everything about you.

Aberjhani
©Sept 2018

Art-Notes on Golden Ship of Stars and Dreams

September 5th, 2018

Art-Notes on Golden Ship of Stars and Dreams

Format-wise, "Golden Ship of Stars and Dreams" duplicates the dimensions of landscape artworks. However, as indicated by the title, Its theme and palette extend beyond those (please see product page description below). It makes an impressive dramatic addition to a room as wall art, a shower curtain, or bed cover. It is also very attractive in smaller-sized products such as throw pillows, tote bags, and coffee cups (to see art please click link at bottom of page of paste this one: https://fineartamerica.com/featured/golden-ship-of-stars-and-dreams-aberjhani.html )
Because of its one-of-a-kind design pattern, the signature Postered Chromatic Poetics finishing process with customized digital matting and framing works extremely well with Golden Ship of Stars and Dreams. This artwork may be purchased throughout the month of September at 25 percent off using Promo Code EFGHAS.

FROM PRODUCT PAGE ART DESCRIPTION

“...If emergent expressionism lends chromatic form and substance to in-between states of metamorphosis, then transformative impressionism may be described as endowing such stages of transition with metaphorical narrative.” (from Sensualized Transcendence: Editorial and Poem on the Art of Jaanika Talts)

The thing about the color palette and completed composition for the central image seen here is that it started out some years ago as light shades of gray and white which I thought was shaping up into an abstract seascape. I would go back to it periodically to guide the eventual emergence of the expressionistic seascape and add certain colors here or trim parts of it somewhere else.

Then one day I got caught up in a rush of inspiration until the original canvas was completely gone. There before me in its place was what, to my mind, looked like a ship of gold surrounded by several gleaming figures. The giant face of one looming beside the ship stood out more than the others and almost prompted me to name this Golden Dreamer of Love and Mercy. The prominence of a golden ship's bow reaching out of the center made me opt for a new choice.

Aberjhani
©Sept 2018

Art-Notes on Redbird Speaking Compassion to Power

September 5th, 2018

Art-Notes on Redbird Speaking Compassion to Power

"Redbird Speaking Compassion to Power" is a landscape-formatted print suitable for different sizes of wall art and particularly attractive on iPhone cases, battery chargers, tote-bags, coffee cups, and other items aesthetically compatible with the landscape design. Moreover, the narrative theme is also ideal for those who like art that makes a socially-empowering statement. (Please view image by clicking the link at bottom of the page or copying and pasting this one: https://pixels.com/featured/redbird-speaking-compassion-to-power-aberjhani.html )

Shoppers are encouraged to use Promo Code EFGHAS throughout the month of September for a 25 percent discount.
FROM THE ARTWORK PAGE DESCRIPTION

The "Redbird Speaking Compassion to Power" collage was originally intended to serve as a companion-piece to an essay titled "Speaking Compassion to Power." However, the artwork continued to develop in ways I had not anticipated after the essay was completed and eventually published on the Charter for Compassion website without it. No problem. It still retains its title as the fourth image in the Redbird Series posted at Fine Art America and on Pixels.com.

Thematically, the print is about standing one's ethical ground in the face of injustice. Stylistically and technically, it is a surrealistic composite of urban architecture, photography, digital painting, sculpture, and found objects.

The above having been said, my approach to this piece was closer to an evolving process. During the process, I experiment with installation configurations before settling on one or two primary cohesive images. These are then further processed before deriving at a final print. This work has in common with its immediate predecessor, "Redbird in the Valley of Beautiful Possibilities," the swirling multi-chromatic in-laid frame inspired by designs on antique vases. And, of course, Redbird himself.

Aberjhani
Sept 2018

Art-Notes on Redbird in the Valley of Beautiful Possibilities

August 29th, 2018

Art-Notes on Redbird in the Valley of Beautiful Possibilities

"Redbird in the Valley of Beautiful Possibilities" is the third work of art created specifically as part of the Redbird Series. It is different from its two predecessors both in its square-shaped design and its compositional style with Redbird perched on a U-shaped vine against a background of blazing yellow framed by swirls of almost incandescent colors. (Please view image by clicking link at bottom of page or copying and pasting this one: https://fineartamerica.com/featured/redbird-in-the-valley-of-beautiful-possibilities-aberjhani.html).

The work as a whole is a collage of elements framed by custom-designed digital matting, framing, and signature Postered Chromatic Poetics processing. Shoppers are invited to use Promo Code EFGHAS throughout the month of September for a discount of 25 percent.

FROM THE POSTED DESCRIPTION
This is technically the third work of art to be included in my Redbird Series but the fourth included in the Redbird Gallery here at Fine Art America . A recent visitor to the gallery shared some comments offline about her interpretations of the meaning of red cardinals in my life. I found her remarks very interesting because they reminded me of passages from one of my most recently-completed manuscripts in which I discuss how different birds have functioned as symbols in my literary work. Probably the best known is identified in the title of the poetry collection: Visions of a Skylark Dressed in Black.
What I find particularly interesting about the red cardinal is that it actually has not been incorporated into my writings. The preferred mode of creative expression, where it is concerned, seems to be visual art.

While finishing "Redbird in the Valley of Beautiful Possibilities," I recalled a former co-worker telling me the red cardinal was kind of like a shooting or falling star. "When you see a red bird," she explained, "you should blow it a kiss for good luck." I don't know how many people have discovered that to be either true or false but the artist in me considers the idea very poetic.

Aberjhani
August 2018

Art-Notes on Taking a Walk through American History

August 29th, 2018

Art-Notes on Taking a Walk through American History

"Taking a Walk through American History" is a landscape-formatted photograph suitable for hanging in a variety of locations, including offices, homes, museums, and classrooms. The landscape format also makes it an ideal design for such smaller items as coffee cups and tote bags. (Please view image by clicking link at the bottom of the page or pasting this one: https://fineartamerica.com/featured/taking-a-walk-through-american-history-aberjhani.html )

Developed using the Postered Chromatic Poetics finishing process, the image features custom-designed digital matting and framing. Shoppers are invited to use Promo Code EFGHAS throughout the month of September for a 25 percent discount.

FROM THE ARTWORK PAGE DESCRIPTION

The trick to taking this shot was getting as much of both the pedestrians-walking sign and the Confederate Monument in the distance into the photograph as possible. It was difficult because the monument, in Forsyth Park in Savannah, Georgia, was to the west and the sign was facing traffic going north on Drayton Street. A ladder might have come in handy but I didn't have one.

The street sign combined with the aging distant monument aligned beside it struck me as a powerful symbol of the division some American communities are experiencing over how to handle controversy involving Confederate symbols, often associated with advocacy for white supremacy, in public spaces. Some city administrators have dealt with the issue by placing the statues and similar representations in museums, which preserves the items and the history they represent. Other administrators have hidden them completely. Some citizens (like certain folks recently in North Carolina) have torn them down and tried to destroy them.

The monument seen here stands where Civil War camps were once located, so the historian in me would like to see it modified to tell a larger story rather than completely demolished. In an article titled "Re-Envisioning the Confederate Monument as a Portrait of Diversity," I suggested Savannahians consider adding several diverse figures to the structure. It could then be re-designated as a historical marker illustrating the different stakes and values for which people were fighting during the American Civil War. The primary theme would be a unified America rather than a self-destructing confederacy. Visitors would see in it, hopefully, a more comprehensive narrative on American history as opposed to one biased version of it.

Aberjhani

Art-Notes on Light at the End of the Tunnel - Tribute to Aretha Franklin

August 22nd, 2018

Art-Notes on Light at the End of the Tunnel - Tribute to Aretha Franklin

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"Light at the End of the Tunnel: Tribute to Aretha Franklin" is a is a mixed media horizontal landscape-formatted work of art consisting of nature photography, urban scenery, layered oil with applied texture, custom-designed matting, specialized framing, and signature Postered Chromatic Poetics digital processing.To view the work, please click the link at the bottom of this post or copy and paste this one: https://pixels.com/featured/light-at-the-end-of-the-tunnel-tribute-to-aretha-franklin-aberjhani.html

FROM ART-PAGE DESCRIPTION
The great Aretha Franklin had been very much on my mind ever since first learning almost a decade ago (in 2010) that she was battling pancreatic cancer, said to kill about 44,300 people every year. This art print dedicated to Franklin had been in the works for some weeks and developed as a tribute to her while listening for hours to her jazz, rhythm and blues, gospel, pop, and soul music spanning decades. The more I listened to her music and simultaneously worked on the art, the more I saw it as a representation of her life's journey and the many lives she touched while undertaking it.

I have my own interpretations of how the different-colored angled lines stretching into the distance, the flowering grass on the left side of the print, and the triangle of light on the right represent various aspects of Franklin's life and her role in world history. However, I will leave it to viewers to provide their own interpretations to how these might apply not only to Aretha's Franklin's life but possibly to their own.

Aberjhani
21 August 2018

 

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