What is Afrocentric Art?
Afrocentric art recognizes the connecting thread from ancient
Africa to present day throughout the diaspora.
Key elements often exist artistically in the form of
polyrhythmic lines or shapes,
the use of natural elements
and earth tone colors,
stylistic abstract simplification,
symbolic spiritual meaning,
and representation of peoples of color
in everyday life and ritual functions.
This unique artwork has a surreal quality that blends outer physicality (form)
with inner aspects (spirit) representing the ultimate beauty of human existence (humanity).
Its purpose is to heal the split from our central core and begin to see the world anew.
We all come from this place
No matter where you are now.
We are all One
In the process of becoming who we were meant to be.
"Africanisms" exist in the rhythmic way we talk, move, and listen to that
still small voice inside that knows who we are intrinsically, spiritually.
Reconnecting to this part of ourselves is necessary for healthy
unfolding upon the Earth, our home.
Unlimited artistic, creative, free-flowing expression is the hallmark
of one's connection to All Knowing Mind or Divine Mind.
Received telepathically from Divine Mind
Photo credit: Shawn Peters