Tag Archive | Rastafarian

SpiriCulArts – Heartical Works in Progress

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New Year, time to start creating new works of art. I love working with metallic pens, specially gold and silver and am always looking for brighter pens or markers.These pictures are from my ‘Heartica’l collection and I am still working on them. ‘ZebHeart’ is the only one I have had framed so far.

ZebHeart

ZebHeart

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SpiriCulArts – Pencil Queens

‘Heartical Afrika’  by Imani c 1995

As well as working with metallic pens, I also love working with HB pencils, specially those ranging from 3B to 8B. Both of these pictures are on large bright orange card. There are times when I just cannot write and so I draw instead. I know so many beautiful Rastafarian Queens and try to reflect this in my art.

‘Locks Divine’ by Imani c 1995

SpiriCulArts – Spiritual, Cultural & Artistic

‘ 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.