This is a new painting done with Acrylic. The message is that we are the vines that climb up, each drop is a blessing coming our way. The purple represents the Holy Spirit that surrounds us all, and the pink the disintegration of the alien yellow orange obstacles. The yellow, orange obstacles are liken to the odd sea creatures in a vast underwater reality that are sometimes unpleasant. Though we are submerged, it is truly just in the Holy Spirit that envelops us all, at it has come to pass, that we may overgrow the issues that also surround us. Faith in the Holy Spirit. Hope you enjoy. Prints are available. Painting goes all 4 directions. It will be in the print section soon. Jah Bless More to Come!
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 email@example.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.
About flying further than imagined and being color soaring in motion. 16″x 20″ Indian ink and acrylic, 225.00
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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!
In the Heavens Does His Throne Reign.
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
Coronation piece where it all coming together dramatically. Haile Selassie I walking forward to greatness.
18″x 24″ Acrylic and Indian Ink 250.00
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 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
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
This is a piece is in celebration of the snow that is coming on us. It has been a while since I have done landscape or snow scenes, and I wanted to make this one different. This one celebrates the cold and the warm as well as the drive of the mountains and the clouds. By Drive I mean, a glow that shoots from the heavens to the earth like a snow boarder surfing out of the clouds.
Indian Ink and Acrylic. Sold. Prints available. 20 bucks plus shipping.
One of the most enjoyable pieces so far, in this abstract event. In the quest to find new artistic frontiers that are not hallow, I have been exploring many introspective topics. As I mix metals and ink, new tones of purple copper and yellow green bronze start the journey. A marble dimension and portal awaits where there is an unfolding of possibility and where limitations dissolve. I started to wonder where I was going, and the answer seemed to come up from the mud. A new Crystal coming to form that are steps into the next phase. A reality where fantasy and fiction seemed to absolute. The Mud Crystals developed into stairs and a peak, inviting all to join, as we fly into a new world.
This piece has been sold ( THANK YOU!) , and we are working on getting prints together. Let I know if you want to get a limited edition signed print. Blessed Love. Rastafari.
Greeting and Bless, this piece part of an abstract winter so to speak. Colors and motion about renewal and inspiration. Something to simply feel and circulate. From the same flow from which the Golden Phoenix drinks.
18″ x24″ Indian Ink and Acrylic. $1000.
This is a piece that is abstract and inspirational. In the ongoing expansion of an artists desire to go to new realms, it is in the expression of movement and colors that celebration of life can take to heights. This is a piece that help InI soar, and I hope it make your mind go Past the Horizon.
Acrylic and Indian Ink. Original Available 300. image available as a print or for reproduction. please email firstname.lastname@example.org for info.