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  • Maruvian Oceanic Mask Diptych
    • Maruvian Oceanic Mask Diptych
    • Maruvian Oceanic Mask Diptych
    • Medium: Oil on archival gallery wrap canvas Size: 10" x 30" This image reminds me of a Nautilus swimming in the ocean. This mask was inspired by the Balinese people living near the water. This painting is part of a small work series influenced by masks from around the world. I was originally trying to do a painting a day but ran into…
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  • Maruvian Sankofa Mask
    • Maruvian Sankofa Mask
    • Maruvian Sankofa Mask
    • Medium: Oil on archival gallery wrap canvas Size:  10" x 10" This mask reflects the Sankofa from Ghana which literally means "go back and fetch it" meaning to reflect on your past to enhance the future. These symbols  are printed on fabric, carved into gold weights, and jewelry. These many designs contain a large inventory of folk sayings that share wisdom.
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  • Maruvian Solomon & Sheba
    • Maruvian Solomon & Sheba
    • Maruvian Solomon & Sheba
    • Medium: Oil on archival gallery wrap canvas Size: 24" x 24" This mask was inspired by my watching the History channel while painting my Maruvian Mask series. I had a blank canvas and on came the story of Solomon and Sheba but the actors were basically White. I immediately began this painting as part of the portrait style of masks to answer…
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  • Barack Obama Portrait
    • Barack Obama Portrait
    • Barack Obama Portrait
    • My husband, Alee Muhammad, inspired me to paint this portrait as a tribute to the historical value of the times. The first African American President of the United Stated of America. 44th  President Barack Hussain Obama is reflected with the White House (built by slaves) in the background, the American flag by his side, and over his head the first…
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  • Essence Of Creation
    • Essence Of Creation
    • Essence Of Creation
    • The figures represent the beginning of man, woman, and child on the earth as spiritual beings. The man is the protector of the family emerging from the earth. He brings with him a strength and power given to the Black man for endurance. The woman is the spiritual being and the “glue” of the family. She keeps her family grounded…
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  • Family Affair
    • Family Affair
    • Family Affair
    • Many sharecroppers had the whole family involved with harvesting the crops. Even the matriarch with her cane is watching the youngest of the family in the fields. For this painting I intentionally left the features vague in the figures to capture more of the atmosphere and harsh conditions of the moment.
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  • Spirit Of Kwanzaa
    • Spirit Of Kwanzaa
    • Spirit Of Kwanzaa
    • The spirits of African American ancestors surround Dr.Maulana Karenga who started more than 30 years ago the Kwanzaa celebration that is practiced by people around the world. Kwanzaa is an African American and Pan-African holiday which celebrates family, community and culture. Kwanzaa is a CULTURAL holiday, not a religious one. Kwanzaa was created in 1996 by Dr. Maulana Karenga, professor…
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  • Ashe
    • Ashe
    • Ashe
    • $165.00
    • Medium: Giclee print on Arches archival paper Image Size: 23.5" x 19" Paper Size: 28" x 23" This print was published by Maruva DQ, Inc. and actually printed by the artist using a wide format Giclee printer to produce these high quality prints.
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  • Barack Obama
  • Girlfriends Delight
  • Ladies With Hats / Black & White
  • United We Stand
    • United We Stand
    • United We Stand
    • I was inspired by the images of the children's crusade and wanted to express the energy and struggle the children endured to keep standing by clinging together as a determined group despite the high power blasts of the fire hoses. Rendered in oil on canvas, I used more of an impressionistic approach to keep the identities of the children vague…
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