Marcella Hayes Muhammad
Sound of soul Strings by Marcella Hayes Muhammad  Image: This is one of two paintings inspired by being involved in an exhibition at the Hammonds House Museum in Atlanta using the theme, “From Songhai to Symphony Hall”.  The notes in this painting are taken from the spiritual "Wade in The Water" and the score indicates the tone of the sound of soul. I incorporated the stringed instruments of ancient Africa and those of today. The one stringed Njarka, the banjo, the piano, and the violin are evident. The addition of Kente cloth is the tie that binds them all together signifying the rhythm inspired by the ancestors. By using my signature style of "Plastic Space" I have managed to blend them all together in rhythmic waves of movement flowing in and around the objects creating a lively and colorful pattern of energy. This image can be purchased as a print on
https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/marcella-muhammad/art/ashe
This is one of two paintings inspired by being involved in an exhibition at the Hammonds House Museum in Atlanta using the theme, “From Songhai to Symphony Hall”. The notes in this painting are taken from the spiritual "Wade in The Water" and the score indicates the tone of the sound of soul. I incorporated the stringed instruments of ancient Africa and those of today. The one stringed Njarka, the banjo, the piano, and the violin are evident. The addition of Kente cloth is the tie that binds them all together signifying the rhythm inspired by the ancestors. By using my signature style of "Plastic Space" I have managed to blend them all together in rhythmic waves of movement flowing in and around the objects creating a lively and colorful pattern of energy. This image can be purchased as a print on https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/marcella-muhammad/art/ashe

Sound of soul Strings

  • Oil On Canvas
  • 24 x 30 x 1 in
  • $1,500.00
  • Marcella Hayes Muhammad

The legacy of music and creative arts is rendered in this Plastic Space abstraction swirling together into a moving breathing entity. I first did a lot of research on ancient African musical instruments to gather images that work within my musical paintings. By sketching out the idea with graphite on paper, I work the design until it has balance and interest. Sometimes this process can take weeks or months until I feel ready to paint. Then I transfer it to canvas where I begin to add color with oils. This is the challenging part and often it takes a life of it's own and can go beyond the original sketch. This process takes time and concentration to complete and can last weeks, months, or in some cases, years. The final product can be a rewarding surprise.

  • Subject Matter: Plastic Space Musical
  • Current Location: Maruva DQ Studio
  • Collections: Plastic Space Musical
 
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