(International) --Tackling head-on the sensitive issue of children's lives lost to extreme violence, international artist Aberjhani kicked off the 2019 art season with the launch of the provocative new series, "Kaleidoscope Moons for Children Gone Too Soon."
The series successfully combines themes of social and environmental justice with aesthetics of highly-appealing formats and styles to confront one of the most disturbing concerns of modern times. It kicked off with 3 canvases and a special series gallery posted on Fine Art America/Pixels. The gallery can be found on this page: Kaleidoscope Moons.
The posted canvases are numbered but each also has an individual title. Number 1 is "Ascension," number 2 ", and number 3 "Intensified." Product pages each carry a description of the specific artwork but also contain the following description by the artist of the new series:
THE STORY BEHIND THE SERIES
"During the holiday season some years ago, I lost a niece and nephew to extreme violence and chose to honor their lives by naming a Christmas tree after them. It was my way of gifting them the joy of which they had been robbed. The new Kaleidoscope Moons Series is an extension of that tradition in honor of children lost to such violence around the world as we move forward into 2019. It is also an expression of standing in solidarity with families who have endured these losses as they adjust to something from which they are unlikely to ever fully recover. Therefore, in lieu of a Christmas tree: the Kaleidoscope Moons Series.
“Specifically: The news out of Houston, Texas (USA) was particularly gruesome upon learning that 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes had been shot and killed while in a car with her family the morning before New Year's Eve. Her mother, LaPorsha Washington, was also shot but survived along with 3 other daughters. In my hometown of Savannah, Georgia, an up-and-coming 17-year-old rapper named Tyrese Carter and a 20-year-old named Jamar Davis Jr. were shot dead within 24 hours after the New Year got underway.
“The family of one gun violence victim, former university student Rebecca Foley killed 6 years ago in Savannah, announced plans to fight back. They are suing, to the tune of $35 million, the owners of the apartment complex where Ms. Foley was killed for the "inadequate security" they feel contributed to her death.
“Obviously art cannot bring back any of our loved ones lost to senseless violence. But for those who did not get their chance to establish mega-stardom and document their passage on this journey we call life, the Kaleidoscope Moons Series can testify on their behalf. It can proclaim they were here and their lives were as deserving of celebration and remembrance as anyone's."
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Official Postered Chromatic Poetic Artwork Now Available at FAA and Charter for Compassion Marketplace
Social media users and organization strategists who have long expressed appreciation of creative visual art combined with texts by Aberjhani can now purchase a wide range of items featuring both visual and literary creations by the author-artist at Fine Art America and the Charter for Compassion Marketplace.
Aberjhani first experimented with abstract poster art as a visual platform for poetry several years ago. The new Official Postered Chromatic Poetics outlet includes selections of fine-art styled images, photography, and digital art which may be customized for different items. Among the choice art gifts to which designs may be applied are: tote bags, towels, duvet covers, apparel, iPhone cases, Galaxy phone cases, and shower curtains.
The author-poet's work with different artists is well-known so the move to create a line of gift art items surprised many. In a blog on LinkedIn, he pointed out that, "In more recent times, the construction of visual images using photography, self-styled digital chromatics, poetry, collage, and found objects has insisted on sharing equal time and energy with literary endeavors."
Awarded with Early Recognition
In less than a month since the opening of Postered Chromatic Poetics at Fine Art America, half a dozen groups have elected to feature different works by him. The groups include: Art District, Contemporary, Your Very Best Photography, Diversity and Social Justice, The Black Artists Guild, and USA Photographers.
"Seeing my visual art featured along with that of professionals who have worked at this far longer than I truly is an unexpected honor," said Aberjhani, "and I'm grateful for it."
He added, "I also welcome the opportunity to donate part of the proceeds from the sales of images featured at the Charter for Compassion Marketplace to the organization. Helping increase our capacity for exercising greater compassion towards each other may be one of the most useful things any of us can do during these scary violent times."
The images embedded below (like the ones above also) are some of the ones either currently featured by different groups or recently have been featured. At present, prices are considered introductory and subject to possible increase in the future: