Happy New Year 2015

Happy Holidays

This state of balance is called “Hozho” in the Navajo language.

Happily may their roads back home be on the trail of pollen.
Happily may they all get back.
In beauty I walk.
With beauty before me, I walk.
With beauty behind me, I walk.
With beauty below me, I walk.
With beauty above me, I walk.
With beauty all around me, I walk.
It is finished in beauty,
It is finished in beauty,
It is finished in beauty,
It is finished in beauty.

‘Sa’ah naaghéi, Bik’eh hózhó—from a Navajo Ceremony (Four Masterworks of American Indian Literature, ed. by John Bierhorst, 1974)

Education is the golden key to freedom

Education is the golden key to freedom

The 8 Cardinal Virtues by George Washington Carver artwork by Asya Abdrahman. February 2014 exhibiting at Hannah Gallery 170 Donahue Street, Marin City 94965.

Eight oversized paintings that resemble college ruled paper with a quote written at the center. Each golden protruding center visualizes reaching out “to unlock the golden door of freedom”. George Washington Carver taught his students these virtues during his time as a college professor.  These eight paintings are my interpretation of his quotes and an homage to his creation of over 70 paint pigments.