Here are some pieces that are now available for prints. Thank you Damon, for keeping a private collection so that I can gather up the images and share them with the world. Love my brother! The first one is called “Windy” the second is called ” NM Peaks.” Hope you enjoy, prints of this one till Jan. will be 25.00. Bagged,backed and signed.
Give thanks to be able to give thanks. If anyone would like a print, inbox me here, or send an email to email@example.com 25.00 plus shipping. looks great in a black frame. LOVE, Bless Up Royal Family
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
(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!
This is a picture of Ras Makonnen Wolde Mikael, Father of His Imperial Majesty.
RAS Makonnen Wolde Mikael
ORIGINAL PHOTO OF HIS MAJESTY USED 1936.
GIVE THANKS FOR THE REFLECTIONS AND INFLECTIONS OF H.I.M. HAILE SELASSIE I.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Give thanks for the Life Giver, for the Power of the Most High Living In Us. Jah Rastafari. Selassie I.
Blessed Love to One and All, Greetings in the Name of His Imperial Majesty. Emperor Haile Selassie I. Give thanks for the royal warmth that was shown in the making and sharing of issue 1 of NMRC newsletter, this issue has so much pertaining to greater unity that it is important that it is public. I hope you enjoy it, and this has been a progressive month. We love any news that ones could add, thoughts and articles from New Mexico Ras in order to fully Itribute to the community near and far. Please send submissions to email@example.com. Feel free to share and get involved! Jah Bless! Rastafari Present.
Thank you for reading, and please link with any questions, comments, articles and artistic submissions. This is about getting to know each other, no matter how far we are physically, it is the Spirit that moves us together. Peace and Blessings with you all!! Thank you for everyone in the community, stay strong. “Duces up!” as my brother Charles X would say. Peace. Hail Selassie I Every Day.
Ras Elijah Tafari. Editor in Chief.
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
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.
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.
4. ”…WHEN YOU STEPPED THROUGH THE WILDERNESS, SELAH.” PSALMS 68; 7 INDIAN INK AND ACRYLIC. ORIGINAL SOLD. SIGNED PRINTS 25.00
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.
Give thanks for Life ,The Living Word and Works. Haile Selassie I The Lion Of Judah Embodiment and fullfillment.
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.
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
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.
This 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.