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  • The African Queen Muse is sculpted with a gentile yet firm face befitting a "Wakonda" queen.  She proudly wears the Pan African colors of green, gold and red. She is one in the series, "Muses of the African Diaspora," inspired by the beautiful, strong faces of women of African ancestry throughout the world.  These women are the back bone of our communities, managing families, working, running businesses, defending, educating, creating, enriching and governing communities, families and countries. Details Original one-of a-kind hand sculpted necklace and earrings. Materials:  Polymer clay on gold colored mesh chain. Length:  necklace is 20" long, earrings are 2.5" long
  • Medium: Oil on archival canvas Size: 24" x 30" 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 people on this planet suffer, our goal should be to see our wounds healed, the damage repaired and all Black people free to bring again to the world what we originally brought, which was the light of knowledge and advanced civilization.”
  • 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 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 spice and  the signature piece of a mask hidden in the background.
  • Ashe

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    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.
  • 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. The word “Ashé” is an African expression that means “Amen” with all the reverence and soul that one would say in church. It is said after pouring libations to each named and un-named ancestor in their memory.
  • Medium: Oil on canvas Size: 18" x 24" This 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 to this place. This was the unspoken look I gave my mother when I was small and if she raised her eyebrow and looked down at me, I knew I had better stay close and if she just smiled, I knew I could surge ahead. A lot of our training was using these unspoken signals and they worked!
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  • Medium: Oil/ Collage on archival gallery wrap canvas Size: 30" x 40" 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 images of those killed while unarmed by the police with names and dates on the red stripes of the flag. On the white stripes I have placed the many marches held around the country in solidarity of these atrocities.
  • 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 a seamstress and raising her family; to my (R) Grandmother (Big Ruth) being a nurse and raising her family; and my mother (Little Ruth) (Center) a graduate of the Chicago Art Institute and raising her family. Even though this depicts my family, this can also fit the story of many African American families in this country.  
  • 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 spice and  the signature piece of a mask hidden in the background.
  • Medium: Litho print Limited Edition 2500 Image Size: 29" x 22" Paper Size: 32" x 24.5"
  • Medium: Oil/ Gold leaf on archival canvas Size:  30" x 40" 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 attendants spread across the waters and plenty of fresh food and wine is readily available. She is lounging on her chair of gold and exotic carved wood. She is wearing the golden crown of Isis on her head and a cloak of stars she is said to have worn often, depicting the rule she commanded as a goddess of the heavens.  
  • 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 spice and  the signature piece of a mask hidden in the background.
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  • 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.
  • 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 and creates an interesting feel.
  • Red and black earrings hand made by the artist. Part of the "Wakonda 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.
  • Medium: Litho Gloss & Matt print Image size 17.5" x 25" Paper size 22" x 30"
  • Medium: Litho Gloss & Matt print Image size: 17.5" x 25" Paper size 22" x 30"
  • Medium: Oil on archival canvas Size: 24" x 36" 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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  • 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 virtually, in my personal opinion, ruined her queenly looks by having her hair bleached out to a strange shade of orange-yellow. It was braided and hanging down around her shoulders. She was wearing very obvious blue contact lenses that did not enhance her looks but made her appear to be from another planet. I can only guess, as happens too often, that at some time in her life she was convinced that she was ugly because she was black. This look might make her feel better. In my opinion, this young lady had actually destroyed her natural beauty for her imagined image of beauty. Parents, be sure to teach your children high self esteem and pride in who they are and the natural beauty they posses and don't forget to look in the mirror to make sure you are setting a good example to your children. Our history must be taught to our children to help develop self pride and worthiness and it is a family responsibility to see it done. As an educator, I know for a fact that unfortunately schools cannot be relied on to do this for us.
  • 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 creativity and its expression in the arts. A sound base was established by the ancestors of African Americans from which modern art forms derive their creative roots that continue to branch into the future. This spirit will continue to evolve and explore new and innovative vistas wether it is acknowledged by those "In power to declare great works of art" or not. Together in a tryptich, Fertility of Spirit I / Soulful Strings and Percussion / Fertility of Spirit II form a bold statement of the evolution of music from ancient Africa to the Halls of modern music. Rendered in "Plastic Space", I have incorporated the doll of fertility and the carving of a spirit guide along with the textiles of kings...Kente Cloth... And modern musical notes from an old "Negro Spiritual" ..."God's Goin' to Set This World on Fire"
  • 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 creativity and its expression in the arts. A sound base was established by the ancestors of African Americans from which modern art forms derive their creative roots that continue to branch into the future. This spirit will continue to evolve and explore new and innovative vistas wether it is acknowledged by those "In power to declare great works of art" or not. Together in a tryptich, Fertility of Spirit I / Soulful Strings and Percussion / Fertility of Spirit II form a bold statement of the evolution of music from ancient Africa to the Halls of modern music. Rendered in "Plastic Space", I have incorporated the doll of fertility and the carving of a spirit guide along with the textiles of kings...Kente Cloth... And modern musical notes from an old "Negro Spiritual" ..."God's Goin' to Set This World on Fire"
  • 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. It is always a pleasing challenge to complete a still life in Plastic Space.I enjoy using my signature style of Plastic Space abstract to paint the tropical feel of these still life set ups that can enhance any area of the home.
  • Look fabulous in the bold, crispy colors of this all-over printed dress. This unique original design is by Marcella Muhammad.
  • 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!
  • 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 before I painted. This gives it a rough texture and a feeling of the dryness and heat of that desert scene. This kind of painting is a fun workup to do before I get involved in a more serious painting.
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    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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  • 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 26 through January 1. The origins of Kwanzaa are in the first harvest celebrations of Africa from which it takes its name. The name Kwanzaa is derived from the phrase "matunda ya kwanza" which means "first fruits" in Swahili. Kwanzaa celebrates and reinforces family and community values. It stresses self reliance and creativity. The elements of Kwanzaa celebration includes the following seven principals:
  • Medium: Litho print Image Size: 5" high x 7" long (all three images included) Paper Size: 8" x 20"
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  • Medium: Oil on archival gallery wrap canvas Size: 24" x 30" My father, Harold C. Hayes was one of the officers in charge of closing Moten Airfield (home of the Tuskegee Airmen) after the war. After his passing, the family found many papers and memorabilia of his days at Tuskegee and among them were many promotional photographs of the Airmen at Moten Field. This is a painting of one of them with Lena Horne posing in a fighter plane with some of the pilots around her. It is notable because it is a fact that during World War II, the USO became the G.I.'s "home away from home" and began a tradition of entertaining the troops paying for and providing transportation for all white performers to visit the military men at home and abroad to entertain them during the war. They refused to pay for any Black entertainers to do this. Lena Horne was one of the Black entertainers to pay for her own way to meet the men and provide entertainment for them. She was a pioneer and led the way for other Black entertainers to follow suit.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 more, I elaborate that these masks are not “EVIL” as most of the Caucasian archaeologists have claimed and have managed to convince the world that they are. I was personally told by an African friend and artist that this is what the Africans told the explorers who were stealing their masks and taking them away. It was an attempt to stop them from taking their masks and carvings which were traditional culture building tools. Many were buried to hide them and those using natural wood and fibers were lost to the elements. Many of the bronze carvings and masks are still buried around villages today.
  • 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.