Journey Towards A Brand New Day
Mixed Media - Silk-featherbrush Painting
Journey towards a Brand New Day (Silk-Featherbrush Number 22)
Last month (May 2019) I was asked by the editors of Excellence Reporter, a website based in France, to respond to these interview questions: "What makes a compassionate city or community?" and "What is the meaning of life?"
The way my creative instincts work these days, questions of this kind tend to inspire both both verbal and visual considerations. Anyone wishing to check out the verbal part provided Excellence Reporter can visit the urls posted at the bottom of this description. The visual results came in the form of two new works: the one seen here titled JOURNEY TOWARDS A BRAND NEW DAY, and another called BATTLE FOR THE BEAUTY OF THE SUN.
Journey towards a Brand New Day is my visual metaphor for engaged citizens around the world taking stands against different forms of social injustice while simultaneously celebrating their appreciation of life and each other. They are motivated more by visions of compassion and unity than my political sleights of hand. Election years, like the one we're in right now, tend to come with built-in headaches. But there's also a lot of beauty in the way diverse communities assert themselves to participate in a process where the outcome is usually uncertain. Protests currently taking place in Hong Kong are one form of such expressions.
On this canvas we see waves of determined chromatic lines moving toward a shadowy horizon. Streaks of magenta reflecting against a cobalt blue and indigo sky symbolize emerging potential and hope that sometimes wavers but never completely fades.
Please feel free to check out my answers to Excellence Reporter at these urls:
For "What makes a compassionate city?" visit: https://excellencereporter.com/2019/05/10/aberjhani-what-makes-a-compassionate-city/
For "What is the meaning of life?" please go to:
June 11th, 2019
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