(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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Bright Skylark Artnotes
The Silk-Featherbrush Collection, described by artist Aberjhani as "an accidental discovery which has yielded some very welcomed surprises," introduced collectors to an innovative body of work that fuses fresh style and technique with inspired social awareness and signature Chromatic Poetics processing upon its debut at Fine Art America and on Pixels.com November 15, 2018.
The four prints included in the inaugural collection were as follows:
1) Silk-Featherbrush Number 1: Rhapsody in the Key of Joy and Mystery
2) Silk-Featherbrush Number 2: Two Redbirds of a Feather Cozy Together
3) Silk-Featherbrush Number 3: Symphony of the Wandering Refugees
4) Silk-Featherbrush Number 4: All-Night Vigil at the Lighthouse Blues Club
Shortly after being were made available for purchase, different prints were featured on the front pages of the Fine Art America Beauty in Art, Abstract Moods, and Art District art groups.
Current marketing plans for the Silk-Featherbrush line call for one or two new images to be released every Wednesday up until the end of December 2018. In addition, different items will also be made available at special discount rates for short periods.
The timing of the release of the Silk-Featherbrush Collection is fortunate for individual buyers and merchants because it allows them to take advantage of promo code HSPRXZ, which allows shoppers to take 30 percent off any of artist Aberjhani's catalog titles until the noted time.
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