The Rasta-Man and His Resources -2016 27 X 36 inches
With the change in racial identity the early 30s Pan-African movement, we see that there was a rise in the black man’s return to his true identity, and the acceptance of himself for who he is and not what was created for him. He rejects the false food that he has been fed over the centuries and searches for a new identity; a recreation of EGO. The piece is a colorful and corporeal rasta-man who sits and observes the few personal items that belong to him. Although the rastaman has little to call his own, he is pleased that he lives a life of peaceful simplicity, without the onus of material wealth (of the modern world) weighing down his conscious. Living as a person who’s spiritually wealthy, he has found the true happiness of his life. The Atman is reclaimed.