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Art Show and Celebrations in Denver! Come join us Sept. 10th!!

Blessed  Love One and All, we are getting ready for Colorado! Ras Zakarias and InI and Empress are taking this show on the road. This may be the biggest display of Original Art and Prints We have ever taken out of New Mexico. There’s so much happening its nearly hard to say…Here is a flyer with the details! Give thanks for the Colorado Ras, Sean Bookman, as well as Ras Elbow, for hosting and organizing at the “Da Base Camp” in the Lakewood area of Denver. Really looking forward to citing everyone for a one day mini-festival of cultural reverence. Haile Selassie I.

Sept. 10 Ethiopian New year Celebrations 2017 Denver

Here’s a sneak peak at a piece that I’m finishing up this morning before InI Head forward…

More Powers. LIONART ON THE WAY.

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New Painting! ” Jah’s Umbrella “

What a Joyful Meditation it is to think of Emperor Haile Selassie I. This painting spoke to who His Imperial Majesty is to INI, because it is of HIM alone holding His Royal Umbrella. In a Fatherly walk He approaches, where the Heaven and Earth are indistinguishable. Water and Rain everywhere and it looks at first He walks on water, which we all do when He rains.

The Umbrella is special for many reasons, including it represents the Heavens protection and His Imperial Position, usually a Head of State and certainly the Emperor has a trusted one hold his Umbrella, and this was a rare photo that was used. The Rasta-Man aka Priest and Prophet, ( the trusted ones)  holds the umbrella as do they crown the King, for no King can Crown Himself.  This Great King, can carry His Own Umbrella, He is all of Man’s history and future walking towards you. An Emperor who doesn’t believe in classism, and is joyful carrying the weight as Earth’s Rightful Ruler.  Walking in way that reminds I of any good father, with the confidence that He was sent to help Us weather the storm. Thank You Jah for watching out for us, and walking with us, as One of Us.

“Jah’s Umbrella.” Acrylic and Indian Ink.

Jah's Umbrella. Haile Selassie

This Painting will be shown for the first time Sept. 10th at Da Base Camp in Denver for Ethiopian New Years Celebrations. The Original and Prints are available and ready.  25. for a print, and the original is 700. 26″x20″ on Canvas. Shared Rights are available for reproduction. Email or inbox.

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“Emerald Glow.” Haile Selassie I Light.

Give thanks for the Emerald Judah King, For the Guidance and Mercy of the Emperor. This piece is inspired by His Imperial Majesty, Emperor Haile Selassie I and His ability to resonate a Power that is so Strong and Humble. The Feeling of Life itself inhaling. The Color of the Rock of Judah is Green, and often you will see InI paint Green as the Aura of the Palace or His Throne. Judah Emerald. The Cross symbolism is to remind ones of the Prophecy of Christ’s Kingdom which is seen through the Line of David. The Conquering Lion is wearing His signature cape as He warned the World of Fascism and WW2 to come as well as the solution being collective security. The Painting is based on a photo taken in 1936 in Geneva, with an influence of Orthodox Coptic Christian Art.

Ras Elijah Tafari All rights reserved 2017

Ras Elijah Tafari All rights reserved 2017

(20”x 24″) Mixed Media.  Spray paint, acrylic and Indian ink.

As I was painting I decided to stop here because His Imperial Majesties face reminded I of His Father in flesh, Ras Makonnen Wolde Mikael. Sometimes when painting someone you can tap into the ancestors and something comes out, grandma, sometimes our children. I said I hope you can see Ras Makonnen, left it there and put the brush down.
The original is for sale and as well signed prints. The piece is also available for use, so let me know if you need an album cover. Prints are 25.00 plus shipping, email or inbox InI. Just one of the many painting cover to Denver this Sept. 10th Ethiopian New Year show. At The BaseCamp on Sunday!

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This is a picture of Ras Makonnen Wolde Mikael, Father of His Imperial Majesty.

RAS Makonnen Wolde Mikael

RAS Makonnen Wolde Mikael

ORIGINAL PHOTO OF HIS MAJESTY USED 1936.

HAILE SELASSIE 1936GIVE THANKS FOR THE REFLECTIONS AND INFLECTIONS OF H.I.M. HAILE SELASSIE I.

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New Painting “LAVA”

It is a true joy to feel the Spirit in this time and I hope you enjoy this new piece,  ”LAVA.” The piece is inspired by the Fire that Ethiopia produces within the Higher Self that holds the Energy of the Heavens. Foot Firm on the Rock, The Grounding is the harnessing of the Gift of Power ( HAILE). InI have the Angels comforting and guiding I, this is a painting of the feeling of the awesome current that unites us with the angelic forces.

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New paintings are coming forward, and its a joy to share them with everyone. Let The Most High be Praised. In excitement for the Ethiopian New Year Celebrations  ( Sept. 11) I have been painting a lot! InI look forward to sharing the art at The Base Camp on Sunday in Denver and will be sharing huge amounts of art with the community to reason on African History, Collective Responsibility, Ethiopian Prophecy and Rastafari Culture.

The Original is available and permission and rights are also available for a CD cover/ t-shirts. You can also support by buying a Signed Print which are 25.00 plus shipping. If interested in the Original please inbox on the site or at lionartproductions@gmail.com. Give thanks for the Life Giver, for the Power of the Most High Living In Us. Jah Rastafari. Selassie I.

STRETCH OUT OUR HANDS TO JAH. ART PREVIEW: AUG. 4TH SHOW!

Friday night Aug. 4th, 6-8pm at the Sector in Alb.,  Ras Zakarias, InI and DuttyBookMan will be sharing Roots and Culture  Empowerment Reasonings and Paintings and Books. This is a preview of the new art that will be showing from InI. ” Stretch forth Our hands to Jah!” is a painting series celebrating Salvation thru King David’s Psalm 68. Verse 31: ” Princes and Ambassadors shall come out of Egypt, and Ethiopia Kush shall stretch out her hand unto Yah.”  This is one of the Most Holy Psalms to Ras in and out of Ethiopia. We are in that time where we must embrace Our Father with knowledge of who we are as Ethiopians and full fill Our duty. Holy Emmanuel I King Selassie I Jah Rastafari.

1.  Mountain of Bashan. Psalms 68:15.  Indian Ink/ Acrylic. 350.00 Signed PRINTS AVAILABLE. 25.00

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2.  The Narrow Door: Jah Makes a Home for the Lonely. Psalm 68: 6. Indian Ink, Acrylic: Original 300.00 Signed Prints available 25.00.

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3. ” Jah Gave the Word; The women that proclaimed it was a great company:” Psalm 68: 11, Indian Ink/ Acrylic. Original 500.00 signed prints 25.00.

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4.  ”…WHEN YOU STEPPED THROUGH THE WILDERNESS, SELAH.” PSALMS 68; 7 INDIAN INK AND ACRYLIC. ORIGINAL SOLD. SIGNED PRINTS 25.00

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MORE TO COME! ITS A ONE NIGHT SHOW: AUG.4TH IN CONCERT WITH DUTTYBOOKMAN AND RASTAFARI ARTIST RAS ZAKARIAS. SAYING WHAT WORDS CANNOT AND CAN. 6-8PM 122 LA VETA 87108.

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Give thanks for Life ,The Living Word and Works. Haile Selassie I The Lion Of Judah Embodiment and fullfillment.

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DuttyBookMan Tour. AUG 3-4 Rastafari Reasoning and Art Show. NM

The New Mexico Rastafari Collective is proud to present  Brother Dutty BookMan, Jamaican Rastafari, activist, teacher, author and DJ. His books include:

“FATIDIC” Selected Duttyisms  and

TRIED & TRUE : Revelations of a Rebellious Youth (2011)

He has worked close with the Marley family and foundation, and founded his own Arts and Culture foundation “Manifesto Jamaica” based in Toronto which is a youth empowerment non profit leadership organization . DuttyBookman will be in New Mexico for several days, making a stop in Las Vegas and Albuquerque. We will be proud to have him at “The Sector” in 122 La Veta Dr NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108 From 6-8pm. InI and Ras Zakariah will be showing Our art and will enjoy the reasoning with our big brother. Expect a High Vibe of Social and Rastafari Livity Culture. Clearly from His Name, honoring the ancestors thru Our Purpose and works to be channeled for our nation. The Event is free, any donations will be welcome so we can also contribute to the Youth programs sponsored by DuttyBookMan. He will be in Las Vegas NM Aug. 3 at New Moon Fashion back yard. 5-9pm.

AFTER THE REASONING ON AUG. 4TH we will be going DOWNTOWN to join The Hip Hop Community and we will be at 4th and Central at the Cypher that is held on the First Friday of every month. It LIVE and FREE, with DuttyBookMan spinning and live art and dancing…if you have been there you already know. If you haven’t its real, check it. 20120817_1554044271334461_1659429975_n

You can learn about DuttyBookMan and check his books and works at: http://duttyism.com

and here is a great reasoning: https://youtu.be/dHrthWCNVJE

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Thank you Ras Zakarias for all the hard work and organizing. Thank You every one at the Sector for helping the community with Culture and Art to uplift the community, likewise thank you New Moon Fashion for Itinual support! Big Up to Cyrus for bringing Hip Hop back to the streets.  Las Vegas, Albuquerque, lets get together and feel alright. Its going to be a revolutionary Sabbath. Please share and tell a friend. Roots and Culture time.

Jah Bless, One Perfect Love.

Ras Elijah Tafari.

New Reggae Music Releases and Album Art!

Wanted to Give a warm salute to the singers and players of Instruments. Lionartproudctions is proud to announce NEW RELEASES of music that InI have helped in the visual productions.  All the artists and companies are true to the teachings of His Imperial Majesty and strive to teach and educate the world through praises and song. I give thanks for the Almighty for Bringing these Royal Warriors to the microphone to guide us in our doings.

1. Is Arkaingelle: Tru Da Fyah! Zion High Productions http://zhpreggae.com

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https://www.facebook.com/zhpreggae/?hc_ref=OTHER&pnref=storyArk Aingelle + Zion I Kings #Herbalist now playing @ Ark AingelleSoundCloud… Check out a sample of the album at https://soundcloud.com/arkaingelle/herbalisthttp://

BUY THE ALBUM AT:  Ernie B Reggae and Support Rastafari Businesses.       https://www.facebook.com/ernieb.reggae?fref=mentionshttp://

 

#TruDaFyah album release coming July 21 @Apple Music and worldwide everywhere… cds available via Ernie B Reggae

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Original Design.  Pencil and Computer Graphics: Prints 25.00 for a signed print. 8.5 x 11.

2. Next album is one in the works but the first of the Mad Lion Riddim artists has released his BIG tune. Big up Misael González Joey A. Oyola Bravo Benjie Fuentes for a Musical anthem for a Right Boricau! Honor to be involved. ONE JAH. Justice and Freedom for Puerto Rico! Listen to the track: https://soundcloud.com/joeydema/mad-lion-riddim-ft-misael-gonzalez?utm_source=soundcloud&utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=facebook

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Original Art Below:

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Mixed Media. Copper and acrylic, indian ink and a little computer clean up. Prints are 25.00 Inbox for info. It will be in the catalog soon! BLESS. Titled: ” MAD LION.”

3. Last and definitely not least is the most recent release ” From Zero” from Indubious. The album has a fantastic orchestration of music and variety of reggae that is very well made. The Song writing is both deep and poetic, well written and keeps the audience enjoying. It is doing very well on iTunes and is a refreshing cross over and still roots. Authentic and from the Heart the musical sound and message is excellent and smooth.  I didn’t design the cover but I did do the inside art. It is a painting of the musicians and elders of some of the artists. Each artist are all souls that are interlinked to the soul of souls, the King of Kings Emperor Haile Selassie I in a cosmic accompaniment. Hear is a teaser and video of the album:https://www.facebook.com/indubiousmusic/videos/10155391106077641/?hc_ref=OTHER&pnref=story

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Purchase on Itunes:https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/from-zero/id1242583120

Purchase on bandcamp: www.indubious.bandcamp.com

also on Spotify and Amazon Music.

The Album Features: Sizzla, Akae Beka (Vaughn Benjamin), and Zahra.

Once again, it was an honor to be included and a beautiful display of unity in the cause of moral persuasion.  Check the display and art below! DSCN5782

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Please support the Rastafari movement and spread the message, by picking up some music and checking what these artist have already done. Enjoy and learn of the continuing teachings of His Imperial Majesty as experience by His Children. Of Course read and be diligent in the Word of King Selassie I Himself, so that we too can hear and see the King within.  Prayers of Peace and Power and Patience.

Ras Elijah Tafari.

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New Painting “RED.” Limited edition prints!

redbobo1This painting was a joy to do, as I ease from the abstract to the roots. Symbolizing the Eternal Christ-God Nature of Man Shepard and Guardian, in the Golden Red Hills that could be any where, is the Melchizadok essence holding the Red Gold and Green Banner in this time. Done with Acrylic and Indian Ink, 36″ 28″ This piece has already been sold. However PRINTS are being released in a special series of numbered 20. They are only 40.00 and will be signed and numbered with a note of limit authentic reference. For now send a message, it will be on the prints catalog soon. The Painting is titled ” RED”.  Thank You and Jah Bless.

Blessed Love One and ALL. Whats up..

Give thanks for the Life Giver and the Blessing Jah has brought on Us. We are engulfed by His Presence and when alert can easily see the Hands of Jah in Our Lives. There is really so much to say, and I look forward to presenting poignant points for the benefit of humanity.

commentary on the relationship in Africa between her oldest and newest theologies and traditions. And the work it takes to get along.

commentary on the relationship in Africa between her oldest and newest theologies and traditions. And the work it takes to get along.

Been painting steady and there are so many new paintings coming out. Under wraps, but look out for new works with musicians that we all love. Lots of new music projects as well, finishing an album together Visceral View, and a Hip Hop project with Jah Ivan out of Spain, as well as Underwater out of Belgium.  Some singles that will be released soon and there’s another album finished… All I can say is that this will be a great Summer.

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InI will also be publishing books, something that ones can carry in their pocket. The style will be publishing a political cartoon “Zine” as well as collected essays about Rastafari and Black Liberation. I encourage others to link and to do the same. The importance of education in creative forms that are personal speak more than quoting others sometimes. Though, His Imperial Majesty stands alone, we each have a perspective that is important to the fullness when focused. Honor to the publishers of the Word of Jah, Frontline Books, distribution and Publishing, Ras Sakuo,  Ras John, in Chicago, royal salute.

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in progress, part of a trinity series.

Quick sneak peak at a painting to coming soon, it has already changed since this photo was taken, I will follow up with the progress.  If anyone is looking for Album Covers, Original art or prints. Please inbox InI and we will get to you quickly. If you are interested in collaborating same way, please don’t hesitate. Unity is strength. Give thanks for the Almighty Creator, The One that is The POWER and Virtue, The Trinue King who rules the Heaven and the Earth. Adoni JAH Rastafari. Haile Selassie the First King Alpha. Empress Mennen the Finale Queen Omega.

Blessed Love to One and All.

Ras Elijah Tafari.

 

Spring Digital Art Show. Modern, Abstract and Realism.

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Welcome to the 2017 Ras Elijah Tafari Spring Digital Art Show. 19 new paintings and originals now available for sale and viewing. To get first pic, inbox InI and your art will get to you quick. You can also email InI at lionartproductions@gmail.com. This is the first time I have shown a large number of abstract pieces and its hard to explain what is the total of what I am painting. We are dealing with the untangle and un-harrasnessed and also showing the bridge to modern and realism. I hope it brightens your day and opens your mind to inner views and mediations on this amazing experience called life we share. More to come!  Jah Bless One and ALL.
past the horizon
Past the Horizon.
About flying further than imagined and being color soaring in motion. 16″x 20″ Indian ink and acrylic, 225.00
By any name it is still.
 By Any Name is Still.
More than a painting of a rose it is the personality. The jagged nature and background golds and violets contrasts the beauty that is spiked in the personality of the rose to show a idea of raw beauty within beauty. 18″24″ Acrylic and Indian Ink, and metallic Gold. 175.00
Comfortable Fustration
 Comfortable Frustration.
 There are many things with in this piece, and what comes to the surface is that in the chaos and clutter there is a frustration that is not anger but in the midst of finding peace. Peace is offered by very few lines that bring composition to the piece and express that stick like order can be enough to bring comfort with blue to greens and yellows allowing “the fall” to have its place.
Indian Ink and Acrylic. 16″20″ 200.00
Her Everlasting Warmth
Her Everlasting Warmth
A mold of abstract and earthly lights and drips on a black night background. Bringing out the simple movement of the mother of all ages. With Copper for the hands facing upwards, a symbol of connecting time space, heaven, earth, here and there, now and then. She still overshadows us, without a shadow. She is the outline of Everlasting warmth.
12″x 18″ Acrylic,Indian Ink, Metallic Copper. 250.00
Joy in motion
Joy in motion.

a playful and surreal journey of flying and feeling joy. Leaving room for the imagination it allows ones to travel and feel happiness through light motion feeling and color. 16″ x 20″ indian ink and acrylic. 225.00
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Separate and Together.
A favorite piece of mine, About the dynamics of elements and opposites that work together but are not the same and are often opposed. From Dry to Wet, night to day, man to woman, season to season, each one is contained and honored as unique and yet inclusive in a whole picture that preserves its borders being separate and together. 40″x 30″ acrylic and indian ink. 350.00
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Violet.
The movement of a flower and that of a woman is like watching a dance that can not be captured but captures us. This piece is an abstract expression of this. 11″ x 11″ Acrylic, Metallic Copper and Gold, Indian Ink. 175.00
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 Yet to get along.
A piece that uses the oldest of our collective faith in the symbolism of an African woman with tattoos on her face to the most recent of religions, Islam that seems to have a disconnection to Africa Roots. The contrast of the hard and cold, to the soft and mud like texture of her face, as is his posture, being rigid and unemotional connect the abstract to modern issues and thoughts.. He has eyes but they do not see her. In some ways it is a commentary to how Islam in Africa has a serious issue with indigenous beliefs and tribes. The constant conflict is evidence that we have “yet to get along.” This piece is the intro into the next series that deal with African suffrage and freedom. 12″x16″ Indian Ink and Acrylic. 300.00
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Night Phoenix.
A bird of spirit, that using the dark as well as the light to soar. The motion of flight in etheric flames, will raise the viewer into new thoughts of transcendence beyond form. 24″ 36″ Acrylic and Indian Ink. 150.00
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This next series is part of the Spring Art Digital Show. It is based in Black Liberation and Freedom. Our Suffering is only a temporary obstacle to find permanent freedom, it is based first how we see ourselves and look at any problem. We are creators of Culture, and therefore a revolutionary life force of the people through creative action. I hope you enjoy the next pieces.
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Music is Freedom

This piece is part of a three part series focusing on freedom in the midst of oppression. Using many shades of blues and browns, the loneliness and pain is eased only by a stereo. Where naked, alone in chains, is just the surface of a rich coat of music that helps most of us cope every day. The importance that the arts play in an isolated society is the importance of a key to a prison door. Slight influence from Miles Davis, Kinda Blue.
12″x 12″ Acrylic and Indian Ink 350.00
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Painting is Freedom.
Set in a mud like prison, in the day time, the space and emptiness represents potential. While the man represents the
Black Nation, strong and in our prime, still chained and if we get tired or let our head down we will strangle ourself. The Focus on the brush is the focus on freedom. That this is it, art is culture, culture are revolutions of people in themselves. This revolution is Life creating itself. So it is, The Brush is Freedom. 36″x 24″ Indian Ink, Acrylic, Copper metallic. 500.00
The Mike is freedom
The Mike is Freedom.
In the last of the series, We have the a straightjacket on the Dread Locked Ras. This represents the labeling of America on Black Rage and that our only output often is making poetry and recording our thoughts. That the way to break the grip of insanity is to yell out what is sane and insane, simply to remind self and any listening in such a crazy world that Microphone is the outlet, input and key to freedom. 12″x12″ Acrylic and Indian Ink. 275.00
Sudan
 Sudan.
This is a piece about the odd life that many are in within Africa and in the Sudan specifically. Tied in a world where tradition has both betrayed and saved us, we are introduced to the west, and whether we like it or not, they have intruded and we are wearing the results of a modern western legacy. To who made the borders, to who makes the weapons, We live in two worlds, loosing power in both as we adapt. Pencil, 11″x17″ 450.00
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The World on My Back.
Abstract and modern, this piece represents what many feel as the world grows heavier and colder. Cut and bleeding on the back of all people should be Earth with Africa center. In our daily lives I wonder if ones know that there is a wound that is bleeding in the heart and backs of men, and that until WE are all free, we are not yet free. Better Photos are in the works for prints.
14″x20″ Acrylic and Indian Ink. 300.00
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This next series is about the Emperor Haile Selassie I. All but one original is still available and all of these pieces will be available in prints. If you want to get the first one reserved, or pre-ordered please inbox InI on this cite. Pray the art fills you with inspiration!
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This piece is a look at blending the flesh away into a cosmic background of movement and song. A feeling like when you can hear Majesty and its only for a while until you can see the stars and sky reveal the faces of men that ascend material. All His Springs.
24″ 30″ Acrylic, Indian Ink, Spray paint. 400.00
Abstract Coronation
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Coronation piece where it all coming together dramatically. Haile Selassie I walking forward to greatness.
18″x 24″ Acrylic and Indian Ink 250.00
Modern Coronation
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Haile Selassie I at His Coronation, colors are brighter than the picture. using a modern style that captures the 1930′s modern art colors, brought a clean and direct feeling of the Emperor in His Royal Robes.  18″x24″ Indian Ink and Acrylic 400.00
Watching with concern.
Watching in concern.
A piece with Gold in the background and using light to hit a very sober King of Kings who looks out with concern.
24″x30″ Acrylic, Metallic Gold, Indian Ink. 250.00
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Pinnacle.
This piece was made for Occupy and preserve Pinnacle in JA, and is the album cover for Dub Iration’s Album. The album as well as the art/prints are all made to raise awareness about Leonard Howell, and the land that he set up for the First Rastafari Congregation. The building and community are represented in the painting and it was an honor to work with Many great ones in this project. All the proceeds for this piece goes to Pinnacle for preservation purposes.
Acrylic and Indian Ink, 24″x36″ 1500.00

 

Thank you for looking and reading, feeling and thinking. If you would like to have a show at your location, or reason on art, freedom, and liberation theology please link anytime. I am thankful to Jah for the gift and to be able to share it. InI look forward to all the works we all have to offer in the service of humanity and righteousness. Jah Bless, and Hold the Faith. Rastafari.

Ras Elijah Tafari

R.E.T.

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