• Inspired by so many tattoos, I did this Plastic Space abstract painting to reflect a young lady waking with her butterfly tattoo on her arm. So many youngsters today have multiple tattoos and this fad has taken skin design to another level. I even saw a lady with a thong tattoo (wonder how it will look when she is 80) and to have them cover the body is nothing new anymore. Don't get me wrong, I am not putting it down but it's just not for me. I can admire the art if it's done right and some are just beautiful.
  • Ancestral Ties is a Plastic Space abstract oil painting blending of cultural elements from Africa and America by Marcella Muhammad. Ancient instruments and modern are blending and swirling through cultural identifiers to create a colorful pattern of action on this canvas.
  • This abstract Plastic Space painting is rich in cultural ties of creativity from masks to music, textiles to instruments reflecting on a diverse cultural heritage from African ancestors to African Americans.
  • This painting contains royalty masks from three regions of the world and abstracted to blend together into a melding of cultures by Marcella Muhammad. Represented are L-R India, Bali, and Africa each inspired by ancient royal masks from each region. Gold foil enhances the crown of the central mask.
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  • Wholly crafted from lustrous silk and printed with original artwork, our timeless Silk Tie will add interest to any ensemble. Our 100% linen tie pairs well with lightweight button downs and blazers. Fully printed with original art and lined with complementary cool grey, available in modern or classic widths.
  • Wholly crafted from lustrous silk and printed with original artwork, our timeless Silk Tie will add interest to any ensemble. Our 100% linen tie pairs well with lightweight button downs and blazers. Fully printed with original art and lined with complementary cool grey, available in modern or classic widths.
  • Wholly crafted from lustrous silk and printed with original artwork, our timeless Silk Tie will add interest to any ensemble. Our 100% linen tie pairs well with lightweight button downs and blazers. Fully printed with original art and lined with complementary cool grey, available in modern or classic widths.
  • Look fabulous in the bold, crispy colors of this all-over printed dress. This pattern is from an original painting by Marcella Muhammad.
  • Look fabulous in the bold, crispy colors of this all-over printed dress. This pattern from an original abstract Plastic Space painting by Marcella Muhammad will stand out in any crowd.
  • This purple creation pattern is from an original painting by Marcella Muhammad. Look fabulous in the bold, crispy colors of this all-over printed dress.
  • This original diptych of a dragon mask on front and back of this dress is rich and powerful. The pattern is an original from Marcella's signature style of Plastic Space abstraction. Look fabulous in the bold, crispy colors of this all-over printed dress.
  • This painting titled Musical Jazz is a gathering of musical instruments, musical notes and a bevy of cultural heritage images swirling in rhythmic harmony.
  • This is an original musical oil on canvas painting by Marcella Muhammad using her signature style of Plastic Space abstraction. This painting captures the ancient musical arts as they continue around to the present. The idea is based on an ancient African proverb that is prevalent in our culture today, What goes around, comes around; no matter how many musical pieces are created, the basic beats come around every time.
  • These masks from Africa and around the world are rendered in Plastic Space abstraction and designed to perk up any home decor. The black background was a special request by several male customers that wanted more punch to the design and it works great.
  • These masks from Africa and around the world are rendered in Plastic Space abstraction and designed to perk up any home decor. The black background was a special request by several male customers that wanted more punch to the design and it works great.
  • These masks from Africa and around the world are rendered in Plastic Space abstraction and designed to perk up any home decor. The black background was a special request by several male customers that wanted more punch to the design and it works great.
  • These masks from Africa and around the world are rendered in Plastic Space abstraction and designed to perk up any home decor. The black background was a special request by several male customers that wanted more punch to the design and it works great.
  • These masks from Africa and around the world are rendered in Plastic Space abstraction and designed to perk up any home decor. The black background was a special request by several male customers that wanted more punch to the design and it works great.
  • Plastic Space abstract is the method of rendering an idea of the creation within the universe as all life began within the dust of space. If you enjoy science, this pillow will make a great statement to any decor.
  • Plastic Space abstract is the method of rendering an idea of the creation within the universe as all life began within the dust of space. If you enjoy science, this pillow will make a great statement to any decor.
  • This tribute to the arts original painting is a testament to the ancestors who passed down valuable artistic creativity that continues in the creative arts of today. For purchase information contact [email protected] We do take PayPal.
  • This painting was inspired by Michael jackson's Earth Song and his question, what about us? The face is smiling but there is a tear as the music swirls.
  • This grandiloquent rendering in abstract is very bombastic. It has an air of being pompous in it's detailed content by using Plastic Space.
  • Swirls of musical notes by this musician creates a must act for the dancer in the background. Rendered in my Plastic Space abstraction.
  • Piano jazz captures the mood of intricate musical jazz played from a cultural perspective. This abstract swirls with rhythm and direction.
  • Olmec warriors predated the Maya and Aztec in ancient Mexico which proves the African migration to the Americas. The chant is from the traditional flute used in that culture.
  • Musical Jazz is an attempt to capture the impromptu rendition of musical and cultural events in abstract form from ancient to modern.
  • Jazz in the shadows is inspired by the music that is swirling around the cello player in this abstract full of cultural heritage.
  • New zealand island chant is full of cultural heritage images swirling in rhythm to a powerful chant of independence.
  • Earth song by Michael Jackson was to bring awareness to global destruction. This painting is inspired by his work.
  • This painting represents a tribute to the ancestors. ASHE; Passing forward the arts and creativity from ancient times to modern people of today.
  • 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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  • 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.
  • 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 cared for the doll as if it were her own child, feeding it, bathing it and so on. Soon the people in the village started calling it "Akua" "ba" - meaning "Akua's child", since "ba" meant child. She soon became pregnant and her daughter grew up with the doll. This is one of my small works series.
  • 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 right away.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 10"x 30" This painting was inspired by the BASONGE healing mask used by designated healers that brought with them years of experience in herbs and medicines (much like modern doctors of today) and this mask was worn to ensure a positive image to aid in faith and assurance of the skills of the wearer. The identifiable lines on this healing mask are abstracted and carried into and around the image creating motion and a sense of infinity as the eye is captured and begins to travel around and around. This feeling captures the notion that the healing expertise began at the beginning of time and will continue into the future of this planet. In this mask is such knowledge and healing experience that carries through many generations and is only now beginning to be recognized by modern man. This is a two part painting.
  • 10"x 30" 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 on fabric, gold weights, and carvings are decorative forms that contain folk sayings of wisdom. This is a two part painting.
  • 10"x 30" This image reminds me of a Nautilus swimming in the ocean. This painting was inspired by the Balinese people living near the water. This is a two part painting.
  • The Mende  people are located in Sierra Leone and also include a small group in Liberia; they speak a language of the Mande branch of the Niger-Congo family. I have captured the traditional rolls in the carvings of their masks and of course added my artistic license of Plastic Space abstraction to this two part composition.
  • Inspired by a mask from Ghana used for comical story telling and celebration, this mask is known for the elongated tongue sticking down from the mouth in an exaggerated fashion. The use of bright colored ribbons are attached to the mask, waving in the wind as the dancer prances about telling funny stories and bringing much laughter. This two part painting capture the motion and joviality of the moment in the signature style of Plastic Space abstraction.
  • Having celebrated Chinese New Year in San Francisco Chinatown while living in the California Bay area, I was influenced by the intricate designs and sweeping motions of the Chinese Dragon masks and floats. This mask is a reflection of that influence. It is a two part painting capturing the sweeping motion of the floating dragon figure in the signature style of Plastic Space abstraction.
  • The ancient Luba (or Baluba) were often a ferociously warlike people when confronted by the colonials trying to occupy their lands. They had rich and diverse artistic traditions, and much of their strength is reflected in the masks. This is a two part painting capturing the power and strength of this mask in the signature style of Plastic Space abstraction.
  • It was fascinating to watch our waiter make guacamole right at our table while in Mexico. He used a mortar and pestle just like in the painting and dramatically whipped it all together. The whole experience was inspiring!