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  • Musical Jazz
    • Musical Jazz
    • Musical Jazz
    • Musical Jazz is an attempt to capture the impromptu rendition of musical and cultural events in abstract form from ancient to modern.
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  • Jazz In The Shadows For Cello
  • Island Chant Ake Ake
  • Earth Song
    • Earth Song
    • Earth Song
    • Earth song by Michael Jackson was to bring awareness to global destruction. This painting is inspired by his work.
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  • Ashe
    • Ashe
    • Ashe
    • This painting represents a tribute to the ancestors. ASHE; Passing forward the arts and creativity from ancient times to modern people of today.
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  • Celebrate Good Times
    • Celebrate Good Times
    • Celebrate Good Times
    • Celebrate good times with the swirling colors and beads of fun. Hints of musical instruments are captured in this Plastic Space abstraction by Marcella Muhammad.
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  • Musical Ties
    • Musical Ties
    • Musical Ties
    • The musical instruments are brought together by the wood and Kente textiles that represent the direct ties to an African Heritage.  I have purposefully blended the contemporary instruments with ancient instruments, resulting in a visual celebration of ancient to modern culture. The use of cowry  shells and amber beads represent the wealth of this culture.  
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  • Maruvian Ashante Mask Diptych
    • Maruvian Ashante Mask Diptych
    • Maruvian Ashante Mask Diptych
    • 10"x 30" Oil on canvas The ancient Ashanti mask comes from the Akan people  in Ghana. They are used in events such as initiation ceremonies and masquerade performances. This is a two part painting.
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  • Maruvian Akuaba Mask
    • Maruvian Akuaba Mask
    • Maruvian Akuaba Mask
    • The legend of the origination of the Akua'ba doll comes from the story of a woman named "Akua" (many variations of the name are found as there are many variations of the spelling of "akua'ba") who could not get pregnant and went to a local diviner or priest and commissioned the carving of a small wooden doll. She carried and…
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  • Maruvian Bakuba II Mask
    • Maruvian Bakuba II Mask
    • Maruvian Bakuba II Mask
    • The lines of this mask were a challenge to translate into Plastic Space and were fun to explore. This art producing group from the Congo is known for their elaborate traditional carvings typically using many lines and elaborate hair renditions. This is one of a small works series and the second rendition of this mask as the first one sold…
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  • Maruvian Baga II Mask
    • Maruvian Baga II Mask
    • Maruvian Baga II Mask
    • The ancient Baga people had rich traditions of multi-functional masks and sculpture. This mask was created to bring healthy fertility to the women of the community. These masks were huge and worn on the shoulders during the dance ceremony. This is one of a small works series of Plastic Space masks.
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  • Maruvian Kran Mask Diptych
    • Maruvian Kran Mask Diptych
    • Maruvian Kran Mask Diptych
    • This painting was inspired by an ancient mask from the Kran people of Liberia. During this time frame, the slave trade was becoming more prominent and many of these masks were stolen and taken to Europe for private collections. Ironically, this mask was used for healing practices. This is a two part painting.
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