HEAVEN ONLY KNOWS by IMANI c 1997
Heaven Only Knows is the name of this piece, as of all of my abstract metallic art, this one was the hardest to find a name for. I usually name my artworks on completion, I look at it and a name springs to mind. I did think of Mad But Pretty but didn’t feel comfortable calling it that.
I would really like to start drawing again. I just lost the glow, the oomph to create from my heart.I didn’t and couldn’t feel any artistic passion. Once I start a picture, I work on it on a daily basis or within a few hours, depending on the size. Now that I know why I feel the way I do, I can stop kicking myself with frustration and rage.
‘ Face It’ by Imani c 1998 All Rights Reserved
Once upon a time, there was a busy mother of three who juggled so many things that she just sparked with creativity. She wrote poetry, ran creative writing classes, co-edited two poetry anthologies, designed book covers, established a support group for Rastafarian women and even had her own radio show on a London community station as well as looking after three small but growing individuals. She also developed a range of artworks using HB pencils and metallic ink pens and participated in several art exhibitions in London.
And yes, this was me.
I chose the name ‘SpiriCulArts’ as I create each picture to celebrate my spirituality and cultural influences. This picture is called ‘Face It’ which was created using metallic purple and silver ink pens on green neon card. I had no idea of how this would turn out as all my works in ink start from a single doodle, this one started in the top left hand corner whilst I was watching telly.
‘Whatdoyousee’ by Imani c 1999 All Rights Reserved
Now for this picture ‘Whatdoyousee’ I worked on black card using bronze, silver, pink and blue metallic pens. The whole process of starting a picture with a random shape and then experimenting with different effects is really calming. I love creating images of movement and flow.