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    • Zebra Red
    • 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.
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  • Adinkra RedAdinkra Red
    • Adinkra RedAdinkra Red
    • Adinkra Red
    • 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.
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  • Zebra Red LeggingsZebra Red Leggings
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    • Zebra Red Leggings
    • Workouts, casual strolls or simple relaxation sessions at home have never been this comfortable. You’ll want to wear these stretchy, soft and shiny beauties everywhere. This unique powerful design by Marcella Muhammad says see me, see me now!
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  • Zebra Red DressZebra Red Dress
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    • Zebra Red Dress
    • Look fabulous in the bold, crispy colors of this all-over printed dress. This original powerful design by Marcella Muhammad says, see me, see me now!
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  • FishboneFishbone
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    • Fishbone
    • Look fabulous in the bold, crispy colors of this all-over printed dress. This unique original design is by Marcella Muhammad.
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  • Divinity RedDivinity Red
    • Divinity RedDivinity Red
    • Divinity Red
    • Look fabulous in the bold, crispy colors of this all-over printed dress. This is an original design by Marcella Muhammad inspired by African Adinkra.
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  • Streaming Red OrangeStreaming Red Orange
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    • Streaming Red Orange
    • Look fabulous in the bold, crispy colors of this all-over printed dress. The streaming colors of this unique original pattern flowover each curve.
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  • Earring 29
    • Earring 29
    • Earring 29
    • $40.00
    • Red and black earrings hand made by the artist. Part of the "Wakanda Series". Materials:  Polymer clay,gold plated findings. Length:  earrings are 2.5" long Polymer clay is lightweight avoids pulling on the ear even with large earrings.
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  • Leggings- Zebra Red Tan
    • Leggings- Zebra Red Tan
    • Leggings- Zebra Red Tan
    • These leggings are made of 82% polyester and 18% spandex with an elastic waistband. Smooth and comfortable microfiber yarn and each pair is printed, cut and sewn to your order.
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  • Tank Top – Zebra Red Tan
    • Tank Top – Zebra Red Tan
    • Tank Top – Zebra Red Tan
    • This tank top is a winner. Beautiful  designs rendered in eye-popping colors.  Match with coordinated leggings or yoga leggings for the complete look.  Made in 100% polyester, made in the USA, and is soft light material. Expect 8-10 days for custom printing and delivery.
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  • Yoga Leggings – Afro Lines Red OrangeYoga Leggings – Afro Lines Red Orange
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    • Yoga Leggings – Afro Lines Red Orange
    • $55.00
    • Yoga leggings have a stylish waist band with the MaruvaWare logo on the back. Leggings for workouts, casual strolls or simple relaxation sessions at home have never been this comfortable. You’ll want to wear these stretchy, soft and shiny leggings everywhere. This is a custom item. Please allow 2-3 weeks for production and shipping. Size Chart:   (the fit is tight)…
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  • Tank Top – Afro Lines Red Orange
    • Tank Top – Afro Lines Red Orange
    • Tank Top – Afro Lines Red Orange
    • This tank top is a winner.  Match with coordinated leggings or yoga leggings for the complete look.  Made in 100% polyester, made in the USA, and is soft light material. Expect 8-10 days for custom printing and delivery.
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  • Tank Top – Zebra Black Red
    • Tank Top – Zebra Black Red
    • Tank Top – Zebra Black Red
    • This tank top is a winner. Beautiful  designs rendered in eye-popping colors.  Match with coordinated leggings or yoga leggings for the complete look.  Made in 100% polyester, made in the USA, and is soft light material. Expect 8-10 days for custom printing and delivery.
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  • Tank Top – Afro Lines Red Orange Ripe Tomato Fancy
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    • Tank Top – Afro Lines Red Orange Wine Fancy
    • Tank Top – Afro Lines Red Orange Wine Fancy
    • This tank top is a winner.  Match with coordinated leggings or yoga leggings for the complete look.  Made in 100% polyester, made in the USA, and is soft light material. Expect 8-10 days for custom printing and delivery.
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  • Tank Top – Zebra Black Red Fancy
    • Tank Top – Zebra Black Red Fancy
    • Tank Top – Zebra Black Red Fancy
    • This tank top is a winner. Beautiful  designs rendered in eye-popping colors.  Match with coordinated leggings or yoga leggings for the complete look.  Made in 100% polyester, made in the USA, and is soft light material. Expect 8-10 days for custom printing and delivery.
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  • Yoga Leggings – Zebra Black RedYoga Leggings – Zebra Black Red
    • Yoga Leggings – Zebra Black RedYoga Leggings – Zebra Black Red
    • Yoga Leggings – Zebra Black Red
    • $55.00
    • Yoga leggings have a stylish waist band with the MaruvaWare logo on the back. Leggings for workouts, casual strolls or simple relaxation sessions at home have never been this comfortable. You’ll want to wear these stretchy, soft and shiny leggings everywhere. This is a custom item. Please allow 2-3 weeks for production and shipping. Size Chart:   (the fit is tight)…
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  • Leggings- Zebra Black RedLeggings- Zebra Black Red
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    • Leggings- Zebra Black Red
    • These leggings are made of 82% polyester and 18% spandex with an elastic waistband. Smooth and comfortable microfiber yarn and each pair is printed, cut and sewn to your order.
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  • Leggings- Afro Lines Red Orange
    • Leggings- Afro Lines Red Orange
    • Leggings- Afro Lines Red Orange
    • These leggings are made of 82% polyester and 18% spandex with an elastic waistband. Smooth and comfortable microfiber yarn and each pair is printed, cut and sewn to your order.
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  • Print-Floral Tropical
    • Print-Floral Tropical
    • Print-Floral Tropical
    • Wall painting prints by Marcella Muhammad are available on paper and framed, on canvas, on metal, and on wood.  Bring your print to life with hundreds of different frame and mat combinations. Our framed prints are assembled, packaged, and shipped by our expert framing staff and delivered "ready to hang" with pre-attached hanging wire, mounting hooks, and nails.
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  • Tapestry-Bessie Smith
    • Tapestry-Bessie Smith
    • Tapestry-Bessie Smith
    • Materials: Tapestry: 100% Cotton; Chain: 100% Aluminum; Fabric covered rod: 100% plastic; Featuring the large tapestry at 31"x 30.5".    
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  • Tapestry-Storm Front and Back
  • Tapestry-El Niño Tides
    • Tapestry-El Niño Tides
    • Tapestry-El Niño Tides
    • Materials: Tapestry: 100% Cotton; Chain: 100% Aluminum; Fabric covered rod: 100% plastic; Featuring the large tapestry at 31"x 30.5".    
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  • Streaming 3- Modern Tee
    • Streaming 3- Modern Tee
    • Streaming 3- Modern Tee
    • $65.00  MARUVAWARE MODERN TEE - With a chic geometric cut, this top is the modern upgrade to your classic tee. Each item is custom-made and custom printed by VIDA with original art by Marcella Muhammad.
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  • Zebra Red and White Modal Scarf
    • Zebra Red and White Modal Scarf
    • Zebra Red and White Modal Scarf
    • $40.00 This Zebra modal scarf made with soft, luxurious fabric will add a bold, modern statement to any wardrobe. Each item is custom-made and custom printed by VIDA with original art by Marcella Muhammad. Placement of artwork may vary upon receipt.
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  • Zebra Red and White- Modern Tee
    • Zebra Red and White- Modern Tee
    • Zebra Red and White- Modern Tee
    • $65.00  MARUVAWARE MODERN TEE - With a chic geometric cut, this top is the modern upgrade to your classic tee. Each item is custom-made and custom printed by VIDA with original art by Marcella Muhammad.
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  • Zebra Red Modal Scarf
    • Zebra Red Modal Scarf
    • Zebra Red Modal Scarf
    • $40.00 This Zebra modal scarf made with soft, luxurious fabric will add a bold, modern statement to any wardrobe. Each item is custom-made and custom printed by VIDA with original art by Marcella Muhammad. Placement of artwork may vary upon receipt.
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  • Zebra Red- Modern Tee
    • Zebra Red- Modern Tee
    • Zebra Red- Modern Tee
    • $65.00  MARUVAWARE MODERN TEE - With a chic geometric cut, this top is the modern upgrade to your classic tee. Each item is custom-made and custom printed by VIDA with original art by Marcella Muhammad.
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  • King Tote Bag
    • King Tote Bag
    • King Tote Bag
    • $40.00 for 16" x 16" designer Tote bag.  Other sizes available Designer pillow with original design by Marcella Muhammad printed on demand when you place your order. This product is available exclusively online through
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  • King Mug
    • King Mug
    • King Mug
    • $ 17.00 and $18.50 Our coffee mugs come in two sizes: 11 oz. and 15 oz. It's all about men!  This mug design is for men with a special attitude of style, strength and an invincible spirit like a King of the planet! This Maruvaware product is printed on demand and only available through:    
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  • Water Bearer Mug
    • Water Bearer Mug
    • Water Bearer Mug
    • $ 17.00 and $18.50 Our coffee mugs come in two sizes: 11 oz. and 15 oz. It's all about women!  This mug design is for women with a special attitude of style and grace and an invincible spirit like a queen even when working! This Maruvaware product is printed on demand and only available through:    
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  • Water Bearer Tote Bag
    • Water Bearer Tote Bag
    • Water Bearer Tote Bag
    • $40.00 for 16" x 16" designer Tote bag.  Other sizes available Designer pillow with original design by Marcella Muhammad printed on demand when you place your order. This product is available exclusively online through
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  • Summer Zebra- Modern Tee
    • Summer Zebra- Modern Tee
    • Summer Zebra- Modern Tee
    • $65.00  MARUVAWARE MODERN TEE - With a chic geometric cut, this top is the modern upgrade to your classic tee. Each item is custom-made and custom printed by VIDA with original art 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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  • Hattitude 40 Mug
    • Hattitude 40 Mug
    • Hattitude 40 Mug
    • $ 17.00 and $18.50 Our coffee mugs come in two sizes: 11 oz. and 15 oz. It's all about Hattitude!  This is for women with a special attitude of style and grace who can wear a hat with an invincible spirit like a queen wearing her crown! This Maruvaware product is printed on demand and only available through:    
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  • Red Splash Modal Scarf
    • Red Splash Modal Scarf
    • Red Splash Modal Scarf
    • $40.00 This scarf made with soft, luxurious fabric will add a bold, modern statement to any wardrobe. Each item is custom-made and custom printed by VIDA with original art by Marcella Muhammad. Placement of artwork may vary upon receipt.
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  • Red Splash- Modern Tee
    • Red Splash- Modern Tee
    • Red Splash- Modern Tee
    • $65.00  MARUVAWARE MODERN TEE - With a chic geometric cut, this top is the modern upgrade to your classic tee. Each item is custom-made and custom printed by VIDA with original art by Marcella Muhammad.
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  • Terminus – Art Print
    • Terminus – Art Print
    • Terminus – Art Print
    • Prices vary according to format and size selected. Affordable images reflecting the positive aspects of African American culture.
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  • Maruvian Silver Mask- Pillow
    • Maruvian Silver Mask- Pillow
    • Maruvian Silver Mask- Pillow
    • $45.00 for 16" x 16" designer pillow.  Other sizes available Designer pillow with original design by Marcella Muhammad printed on demand when you place your order. This product is available exclusively online through
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  • Zebra East- Pillow
    • Zebra East- Pillow
    • Zebra East- Pillow
    • $45.00 for 16" x 16" designer pillow.  Other sizes available Designer pillow with original design by Marcella Muhammad printed on demand when you place your order. This product is available exclusively online through
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  • Elephant- Pillow
    • Elephant- Pillow
    • Elephant- Pillow
    • $45.00 for 16" x 16" designer pillow.  Other sizes available Designer pillow with original design by Marcella Muhammad printed on demand when you place your order. This product is available exclusively online through
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  • Sound of Soul Percussion- Pillow
    • Sound of Soul Percussion- Pillow
    • Sound of Soul Percussion- Pillow
    • $45.00 for 16" x 16" designer pillow.  Other sizes available Designer pillow with original design by Marcella Muhammad printed on demand when you place your order. This product is available exclusively online through
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  • Sound of Soul Strings- Pillow
    • Sound of Soul Strings- Pillow
    • Sound of Soul Strings- Pillow
    • $45.00 for 16" x 16" designer pillow.  Other sizes available Designer pillow with original design by Marcella Muhammad printed on demand when you place your order. This product is available exclusively online through
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  • Terminus- Pillow
    • Terminus- Pillow
    • Terminus- Pillow
    • $45.00 for 16" x 16" designer pillow.  Other sizes available Designer pillow with original design by Marcella Muhammad printed on demand when you place your order. This product is available exclusively online through
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  • Three Bird 3- Pillow
    • Three Bird 3- Pillow
    • Three Bird 3- Pillow
    • $45.00 for 16" x 16" designer pillow.  Other sizes available Designer pillow with original design by Marcella Muhammad printed on demand when you place your order. This product is available exclusively online through
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  • Hattitude 40 Tote Bag
    • Hattitude 40 Tote Bag
    • Hattitude 40 Tote Bag
    • $40.00 for 16" x 16" designer Tote bag.  Other sizes available The Hattitude Collection celebrates women with a special attitude of style and grace who can wear a hat with an invincible spirit like a queen wearing her crown! Designer pillow with original design by Marcella Muhammad printed on demand when you place your order. This product is available exclusively online through
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  • Hattitude 112 MugHattitude 112 Mug
    • Hattitude 112 MugHattitude 112 Mug
    • Hattitude 112 Mug
    • $ 17.00 and $18.50 Our coffee mugs come in two sizes: 11 oz. and 15 oz. It's all about Hattitude!  This is for women with a special attitude of style and grace who can wear a hat with an invincible spirit like a queen wearing her crown! This Maruvaware product is printed on demand and only available through:    
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  • Hattitude 75 MugHattitude 75 Mug
    • Hattitude 75 MugHattitude 75 Mug
    • Hattitude 75 Mug
    • $ 17.00 and $18.50 Our coffee mugs come in two sizes: 11 oz. and 15 oz. It's all about Hattitude!  This is for women with a special attitude of style and grace who can wear a hat with an invincible spirit like a queen wearing her crown! This Maruvaware product is printed on demand and only available through:  
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  • Three Bird 3 Tote Bag
    • Three Bird 3 Tote Bag
    • Three Bird 3 Tote Bag
    • $40.00 for 16" x 16" designer Tote bag.  Other sizes available Designer pillow with original design by Marcella Muhammad printed on demand when you place your order. This product is available exclusively online through
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  • Baywatch Tote Bag
    • Baywatch Tote Bag
    • Baywatch Tote Bag
    • $40.00 for 16" x 16" designer Tote bag.  Other sizes available Designer pillow with original design by Marcella Muhammad printed on demand when you place your order. This product is available exclusively online through
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  • Terminus Tote Bag
    • Terminus Tote Bag
    • Terminus Tote Bag
    • $40.00 for 16" x 16" designer Tote bag.  Other sizes available Designer pillow with original design by Marcella Muhammad printed on demand when you place your order. This product is available exclusively online through
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  • Zebra East Tote Bag
    • Zebra East Tote Bag
    • Zebra East Tote Bag
    • $40.00 for 16" x 16" designer Tote bag.  Other sizes available Designer pillow with original design by Marcella Muhammad printed on demand when you place your order. This product is available exclusively online through
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  • Dantes Inferno 2 Modal Scarf
    • Dantes Inferno 2 Modal Scarf
    • Dantes Inferno 2 Modal Scarf
    • $40.00 This scarf made with soft, luxurious fabric will add a bold, modern statement to any wardrobe. Each item is custom-made and custom printed by VIDA with original art by Marcella Muhammad. Placement of artwork may vary upon receipt.
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  • Dantes Inferno 2- Modern Tee
    • Dantes Inferno 2- Modern Tee
    • Dantes Inferno 2- Modern Tee
    • $65.00  MARUVAWARE MODERN TEE - With a chic geometric cut, this top is the modern upgrade to your classic tee. Each item is custom-made and custom printed by VIDA with original art by Marcella Muhammad.
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  • Dante’s Inferno- Modern Tee
    • Dante’s Inferno- Modern Tee
    • Dante’s Inferno- Modern Tee
    • $65.00 MaruvaWare Modern Tee - With a chic geometric cut, this top is the modern upgrade to your classic tee. Each item is custom-made and custom printed by VIDA with original art by Marcella Muhammad.
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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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  • Maruvian-Sankofa-Mask-Diptych
    • Maruvian-Sankofa-Mask-Diptych
    • Maruvian-Sankofa-Mask-Diptych
    • 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.
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  • Maruvian Oceanic Mask Diptych
    • Maruvian Oceanic Mask Diptych
    • Maruvian Oceanic Mask Diptych
    • 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.
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  • Maruvian Mende Mask Diptych
    • Maruvian Mende Mask Diptych
    • Maruvian Mende Mask Diptych
    • 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.
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  • Maruvian Joy Mask Diptych
    • Maruvian Joy Mask Diptych
    • Maruvian Joy Mask Diptych
    • 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…
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  • Maruvian Fortune Dragon Mask Diptych
    • Maruvian Fortune Dragon Mask Diptych
    • Maruvian Fortune Dragon Mask Diptych
    • 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…
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  • Guacamole II
    • Guacamole II
    • Guacamole II
    • 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!
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  • Maruvian Portrait Mask II
    • Maruvian Portrait Mask II
    • Maruvian Portrait Mask II
    • Medium:  Oil on archival gallery wrap canvas Size: 24" x 24' This mask is a compilation of every skin tone representing all of the races that are from the original Black man and woman on this planet. It is a portrait of the human family.
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  • The Sound of Soul Strings
    • The Sound of Soul Strings
    • The Sound of Soul Strings
    • Medium: Oil on canvas Size: 24" x 30" This is one of two paintings inspired by being involved in an exhibition at the Hammonds House Museum in Atlanta using the theme, “From Songhai to Symphony Hall”.  The notes in this painting are taken from the spiritual "Wade in The Water" and the score indicates the tone of the sound of…
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  • Elements Fire and WaterElements Fire and Water
    • Elements Fire and WaterElements Fire and Water
    • Elements Fire and Water
    • This is one of two paintings reflecting the basic 4 elements using the models and the colors in their garments to carry this message. We are basically made up of these 4 elements which ties us to this planet and the universe. In the background are shapes with African influenced designs.
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  • Ashe
    • Ashe
    • Ashe
    • Medium: Oil on canvas Size: 24" x 30" The painting titled “Ashé” brings together the ancient and modern elements of artistic expression into creative tribute to our ancestors. Musical instruments, hand carved masks, fabric and vibrant colors swirl together to depict the rich heritage of artistic expression that has survived for centuries to be handed down to each new generation.…
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  • H2O
    • H2O
    • H2O
    • Medium:  Oil gold foil on archival canvas Size:  16" x 20" Looking through National Geographic and this image of women returning to their village from the water well was captivating. I liked the color play between the sands, their skin color, the pottery, and the garments they were wearing. I used a very rough paste medium to prep the canvas…
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  • The Quilter
    • The Quilter
    • The Quilter
    • Medium:  oil on canvas Size:  16" x 20" After writing my fictional novel, A Quilt of Dreams, I have become even more aware of the quilters around me in the art world. I admire their ability to produce beautiful pieces of work using only fabric as their palette and the dedication to work with those tiny little pieces of cloth…
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  • Bloodlines
    • Bloodlines
    • Bloodlines
    • Medium: Oil on canvas Size:  30" x 40" The inspiration for this painting came about from studying the ancestral bloodlines of my family and realizing the stark contrast of the generations. This painting depicts that lineage between the females of my African American family line in America from my (L) Great grandmother (Momma Ginny) escaping slavery and running her own business as…
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  • Maruvian Triple Feature
    • Maruvian Triple Feature
    • Maruvian Triple Feature
    • Medium: Oil on archival canvas Size:  24" x 30" Using Plastic Space gives me a great license to abstract ancient masks and blend them together into an artistic composition of interest. The three masks featured in this composition represent strength and power as well as healing.
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  • Maruvian Akuaba Mask
    • Maruvian Akuaba Mask
    • Maruvian Akuaba Mask
    • Medium: Oil on archival gallery wrap canvas Size: 10" x 10" These 10" x 10" mask paintings are part of my "paint a small work a day for one month" attempt. This actually took 4 days. I am getting faster but the oils do take time to set when working in layers. The legend of the origination of the Akua'ba doll comes from the…
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  • Maruvian Baga II Mask
    • Maruvian Baga II Mask
    • Maruvian Baga II Mask
    • Medium: Oil on archival gallery wrap canvas Size: 10" x 10" 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.
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  • Maruvian Bakota Mask
    • Maruvian Bakota Mask
    • Maruvian Bakota Mask
    • Medium: Oil on archival gallery wrap canvas Size:  10" x 10" Inspired by the funiary Bakota masks of Africa often used to represent those departed family spirits from a positive perspective. Many of these masks have used copper and brass in their designs making them quite striking. I have incorporated some of this coloring in my painting.
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  • Maruvian Bakuba II Mask
    • Maruvian Bakuba II Mask
    • Maruvian Bakuba II Mask
    • Medium: Oil on archival gallery wrap canvas Size:  10" x 10" The lines of this mask were a challenge to translate into Plastic Space and were fun to explore. I decided to revisit this mask and add more color. This art producing group from the Congo is known for their elaborate traditional carvings typically using many lines and elaborate hair renditions. Once…
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  • Maruvian Bakwele Mask
    • Maruvian Bakwele Mask
    • Maruvian Bakwele Mask
    • Medium: Oil on archival gallery wrap canvas Size: 10" x 10" This painting is inspired by the ancient Bakwele dance mask of people that lived in Northern Gabon. The mask was used to bring people of different tribes together in harmony. It is distinct in the two long horns representing the sprite like spirit of the antelope.
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  • Maruvian Baluba Mask
    • Maruvian Baluba Mask
    • Maruvian Baluba Mask
    • Medium: Oil on archival gallery wrap canvas Size:  10" x 10" 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.
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  • Maruvian Bassa Mask
    • Maruvian Bassa Mask
    • Maruvian Bassa Mask
    • Medium: Oil on archival gallery wrap canvas Size:  10" x 10" This piece is inspired by the ancient BASSA, MASKS of Liberia. It is an exploration of features that are distinct to the region. By using my signature style of plastic Space, I am able to abstract this mask into an interesting collection of features and design.
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  • Maruvian Celebration Mask
    • Maruvian Celebration Mask
    • Maruvian Celebration Mask
    • Medium: Oil on archival canvas Size:  11" x 14" Inspired by a mask from Ghana used for comical story telling and celebration. The use of bright colored ribbons attached to the mask, waving in the wind as the dancer prances about bringing much laughter is part of the celebratory mood. I wanted to capture the motion and joviality of the moment in…
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  • Fertility of Spirit I
    • Fertility of Spirit I
    • Fertility of Spirit I
    • Medium: Oil on archival canvas wrap Size:  24" x 30" This painting is a continuation of the musical series inspired by the title of "Songhai to Symphony Hall". It is one of two paintings that anchor the center piece called, "Soulful Strings and Percussion". They both reflect the fertility that comes from the spirit of the ancestors that cultivated the intelligence of…
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  • Fertility of Spirit II
    • Fertility of Spirit II
    • Fertility of Spirit II
    • Medium: Oil on archival canvas wrap Size: 24" x 30" This painting is a continuation of the musical series inspired by the title of "Songhai to Symphony Hall". It is one of two paintings that anchor the center piece called, "Soulful Strings and Percussion". They both reflect the fertility that comes from the spirit of the ancestors that cultivated the intelligence of…
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  • Nitty-Gritty
    • Nitty-Gritty
    • Nitty-Gritty
    • Medium: Oil on archival gallery wrap canvas Size: 30" x 40" I have incorporated both stringed instruments and percussion. Images of the violin, guitar, banjo, and piano represent the strings. The talking drum, snare drum, tambourine, Shakara, djembe drum represent the percussion instruments in this painting. They are brought together by the wood and Kente textiles that represent the direct…
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  • Soulful Strings and Percussion
    • Soulful Strings and Percussion
    • Soulful Strings and Percussion
    • Medium: Oil on canvas Size: 30" x 40" This painting is a culmination of two other paintings in this musical series. I have incorporated both stringed instruments and percussion. Images of the violin, guitar, banjo, and piano represent the strings. The talking drum, snare drum, tambourine, Shakara, djembe drum, and xylophone represent the percussion instruments in this painting. They are brought together…
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  • Elements / Earth and Air
  • Elements / Fire and Water
  • Anise Spice
    • Anise Spice
    • Anise Spice
    • Medium: Oil on archival canvas Size:  9" x 12" This is the one of a series of Spice paintings. It was inspired by my sister, Dianne, who is always alert to ideas for applications. These were done to fulfill an idea for tiles in home decor. The use of Plastic Space allows the images to fit into any decor and bring about an…
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  • Queen Of Fall
  • Baby Girl
    • Baby Girl
    • Baby Girl
    • This well behaved little girl has the cute tilt of the head as if asking if it's OK to go ahead and explore on her own. She could be at a botanical garden or at a large plant store but either way, she knows not to just take off and needs the approval of the person that has taken her…
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  • Enigma
    • Enigma
    • Enigma
    • Medium: Oil on canvas Size: 24" x 36" This painting is a personal statement addressing the enigmatic need by too many Black American females seeking acceptance by altering their appearance to resemble a more accepted version of beauty, sometimes to the extreme. This painting was inspired by observing a beautiful ebony skinned girl working as a cashier in my neighborhood. She had…
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  • Kwanzaa Elements
    • Kwanzaa Elements
    • Kwanzaa Elements
    • Medium: Oil on archival canvas wrap Size:  24" x 36" 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 and chair of the Department of Black Studies at California State University, Long Beach. It is celebrated from December…
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  • Mr West End Mack
    • Mr West End Mack
    • Mr West End Mack
    • This is the first of a series inspired by a senior gentleman (still a player) strolling on the street all dressed in red. Red suit, hat, shoes, and sporting a cane doing his slow walk on the West End of Atlanta (in the HOOD) during a street festival. He was so cool with his eyes checking everything out. I just…
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  • Nina Simone Here Comes The Sun
    • Nina Simone Here Comes The Sun
    • Nina Simone Here Comes The Sun
    • This is a portrait of a young Nina Simone in a reflective pose, hand under her chin and sporting a head wrap turban of Kente cloth representing her ancestral ties to Africa. There are 6 songs sung by Nina referenced visually in this portrait. Musical notes surround her filling her with a “Young Gifted and Black” talent full of versatility.…
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  • Palm Wine
    • Palm Wine
    • Palm Wine
    • Medium: Oil on archival canvas Size: 24' x 48" The first time I ever tasted palm wine was in an African restaurant in California. I was amazed how sparkling and mild it tasted and likened it to Asti Spumante champagne, but much better. To think that they have been enjoying this taste in Africa for long before Asti ever hit the market! This painting…
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  • Playa Buffet II
    • Playa Buffet II
    • Playa Buffet II
    • Medium: Oil on archival canvas Size: 30" x 40" Playa Buffet is part of my "I want to go back to Playa Del Carmen Series" that has been a recurring theme in my recent still life's. It is the warm tropical feel that these Plastic Space figurative abstracts project. One can almost feel the Spanish tile floor under your bare feet as you…
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  • Pomegranate
    • Pomegranate
    • Pomegranate
    • Medium: Oil on archival canvas Size: 11" x 14" I celebrated my first full grown watermelon from my garden in this still life set up. It gave an end of summer, beginning of fall feel to this scene. The melon was small but sweet! If I can keep the squirrels away, I might try to grow  watermelons again. The pomegranate was a…
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  • Still Life With Peaches II
    • Still Life With Peaches II
    • Still Life With Peaches II
    • Medium: Oil on archival canvas Size: 9" x 12" In the foreground of this painting one can see a ceramic vase that I made in ceramics class in college. I positioned some fresh peaches on the drapery around the vase. In the background is a palm plant and an African mask. This painting is part of a series of still life done…
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  • Summer Zinneas
    • Summer Zinneas
    • Summer Zinneas
    • Medium: Oil on archival canvas Size: 11" x 14" I enjoy gardening and growing fresh vegetables and flowers. One summer my Zinnias were especially beautiful and prolific. I couldn't help but put them into a still life to capture for posterity. I painted two different still life's using these flowers to create a pair for decorative purposes.
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  • Summer Zinneas II
    • Summer Zinneas II
    • Summer Zinneas II
    • Medium: Oil on archival canvas Size: 11" x 14" I enjoy gardening and growing fresh vegetables and flowers. One summer my Zinnias were especially beautiful and prolific. I couldn't help but put them into a still life to capture for posterity.
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  • Sweet Grape Medley
    • Sweet Grape Medley
    • Sweet Grape Medley
    • Medium: Oil on archival canvas Size: 14" x 18" This still life set up is rendered using my signature style of Plastic Space abstract. Note the use of portions of masks in the background to create an atmosphere of a rich cultural heritage.
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  • Tropical Buffet
    • Tropical Buffet
    • Tropical Buffet
    • Medium: Oil on archival canvas Size: 18" x 36" Tropical Buffet is part of my "I want to go back to Playa Del Carmen Series" that has been a recurring theme in my recent still life's. It is the warm tropical feel that these Plastic Space figurative abstracts project. One can almost feel the Spanish tile floor under your bare feet as…
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  • Tropical Buffet II
    • Tropical Buffet II
    • Tropical Buffet II
    • Medium: Oil on archival canvas Size: 18" x 36" Tropical Buffet is part of my "I want to go back to Playa Del Carmen Series" that has been a recurring theme in my recent still life's. It is the warm tropical feel that these Plastic Space figurative abstracts project. One can almost feel the Spanish tile floor under your bare feet as…
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  • Cilantro Spice
    • Cilantro Spice
    • Cilantro Spice
    • Medium: Oil on archival canvas Size:  9" x 12" The use of Plastic Space allows the images to fit into any decor and bring about an earthy natural feel that is calming and yet maintains a bit of intrigue to the viewer.  Each painting in this series has a still life of fruits or vegetables, the jar with a name of an exotic…
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  • Cloves Spice
    • Cloves Spice
    • Cloves Spice
    • Medium: Oil on archival canvas Size: 9" x 12" The use of Plastic Space allows the images to fit into any decor and bring about an earthy natural feel that is calming and yet maintains a bit of intrigue to the viewer.  Each painting in this series has a still life of fruits or vegetables, the jar with a name of an exotic…
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  • Double Face Vase
    • Double Face Vase
    • Double Face Vase
    • Medium: Oil on archival canvas Size: 18" x 24" This unusual vase was inspired by an artist that created porcelain vases with the patterns of dreads flaring out from the vase. I used this influence to create my own Plastic Space version of a vase in this still life set up. The color palette is a bit cooler than I usually use…
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  • Fiesta Tulips
    • Fiesta Tulips
    • Fiesta Tulips
    • Medium: Oil on archival canvas Size:  11" x 14" There is a real variety of tulip called Fiesta Tulip and they are very colorful. By placing them in this still life set up, I added another dimension of color keeping the tropical feel. The crystal vase was a wedding gift that I enjoy using because of the reflective light patterns within the crystal.…
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  • Nutmeg Spice
    • Nutmeg Spice
    • Nutmeg Spice
    • Medium: Oil on archival canvas Size: 9" x 12" This is the first of a series of Spice paintings. It was inspired by my sister, Dianne, who is always alert to ideas for applications. These were done to fulfill an idea for tiles in home decor. The use of Plastic Space allows the images to fit into any decor and bring about…
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  • Maruvian Healing Mask
    • Maruvian Healing Mask
    • Maruvian Healing Mask
    • Medium: Oil on archival canvas Size:  11" x 14" This painting was inspired by the ancient  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.…
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  • Maruvian Horned Mask
    • Maruvian Horned Mask
    • Maruvian Horned Mask
    • Medium: Oil on archival canvas Size: 14" x 18" Devil mask?  No way! This ancient mask is from the Bobo Fang in Mali. It reflected the antelope and was traditionally used as a kind of prayer to appease the animal spirit and thank them for the life that will feed the village.
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  • Maruvian Kran Mask Diptych
    • Maruvian Kran Mask Diptych
    • Maruvian Kran Mask Diptych
    • Medium: Oil on archival gallery wrap canvas Size: 10" x 30" This was inspired by an ancient mask from the Kran people of Liberia. During this timeframe, the African slave trade was becoming more prominent and many of these masks were stolen and taken to Europe for their private collections. Ironically, this mask was used for healing practices. This mask is one of three diptych canvases…
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  • Maruvian Kuyu Mask
    • Maruvian Kuyu Mask
    • Maruvian Kuyu Mask
    • Medium: Oil on archival gallery wrap canvas Size: 10" x 10" An abstraction of an ancient Kuyu mask from Central Africa done in my quick 3-6 day series. I originally wanted to paint one a day but discovered that in oils, I could only do them as fast as 3-6 days for the oils to set before I was able to paint another…
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  • Maruvian Fortune Dragon Mask Diptych
    • Maruvian Fortune Dragon Mask Diptych
    • Maruvian Fortune Dragon Mask Diptych
    • Medium: Oil on archival gallery wrap canvas Size: 10" x 30" Having celebrated Chinese New Year in San Francisco China Town while living in the California Bay area, I was influenced by the intricate designs of the Chinese Dragon masks and floats. This mask is a reflection of that influence. This mask is one of three diptych canvases (which means two canvases…
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  • Maruvian Golden Mask
    • Maruvian Golden Mask
    • Maruvian Golden Mask
    • Medium: Oil on archival gallery wrap canvas Size: 10" x 10" The inspiration for this mask was from the designs of a carving on the side of an ancient calabash bowl found in Ethiopia.
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  • Maruvian Healing II Mask
    • Maruvian Healing II Mask
    • Maruvian Healing II Mask
    • Medium: Oil on archival gallery wrap canvas Size: 10" x 10" 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 and will continue…
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  • Maruvian Kalimba Mask
    • Maruvian Kalimba Mask
    • Maruvian Kalimba Mask
    • Medium: Oil on archival gallery wrap canvas Size:  10" x 10" This painting features the Kalimba, musical thumb piano, juxtaposed with parts of various mask features and beads. It is part of the series where I painted these small works for a month back to back. Most were of masks but two were more of the musical feel.
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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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  • Amina
    • Amina
    • Amina
    • This oil on canvas is a portrait of Amina and her child, Wasila with the background of stones that were to take her life. Nestled within the stones is the biblical quote from John 8:7 “He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.” As The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan once said, “Wherever Black…
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  • Black Lives Matter
    • Black Lives Matter
    • Black Lives Matter
    • In this painting I have captured a moment during a march through downtown Atlanta in support of the unjust killing of Michael Brown. These youngsters have taken a step of protest to the streets and I wanted to capture that determination of the marchers in the faces and their posture. On the American flag they carry, I have placed the…
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  • Cleopatra VII
    • Cleopatra VII
    • Cleopatra VII
    • Cleopatra VII was commissioned by the APEX Museum in Atlanta, Georgia and is featured in their video presentation “The Journey,” narrated by the late Ossie Davis. In this painting I have depicted her amidst the splendor of her lavishly appointed vessel. She has her favorite color of purple in the silk perfumed sails. The sounds of music being played by her…
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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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  • Trinity
  • VOTE
    • VOTE
    • VOTE
    • The fading light of the sun on the scene represents the decline of America. In 2014, I added a gallery of 24 faces into the stars of leading African Americans that have given a lot for this struggle and are stars in their own right. Overall, there are 41 people of note on this canvas. Can you name them all?…
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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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  • Cleopatra VII
  • Ladies With Hats / Red & White
  • The Struggle Continues
    • The Struggle Continues
    • The Struggle Continues
    • I decided to paint these two strong Black sisters together as representing the female role in activist organizations of the Civil Rights times. On a personal note, it was during this time that light skinned sisters were able to be accepted by our own people as Black. It was a time of unity of our people to one cause…POWER TO…
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  • The Struggle Begins
    • The Struggle Begins
    • The Struggle Begins
    • On the left of the canvas, I have juxtaposed the two strong Black Women to be in front of the “Rebel Flag” which represented injustice for black people. On the flag are cotton bolls and shackles, symbols of the oppression and forced labor of our people. On the right and seeming to come out of the flag as if in…
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