Ubuntu | Gang Related 24”L x 15”W limited print
Archival Pigment Rag Cotton Print 188gram - signed, numbered (1 of 25 printed) 24”L x 15”W limited print Includes shipping in US ✖️Title: Ubuntu | Gang Related ✖️Series: if we feed each other, we can live forever c. 2020 ➕➕The word ‘Ubuntu‘ originates from one of the Bantu dialects of Africa, and is pronounced as uu-Boon-too. It is a traditional African philosophy that offers us an understanding of ourselves in relation with the world. According to Ubuntu, there exists a common bond between us all and it is through this bond, through our interaction with our fellow human beings, that we discover our own human qualities. Or as the Zulus would say, “Umuntu Ngumuntu Ngabantu”, which means that a person is a person through other persons. We affirm our humanity when we acknowledge that of others. The South African Nobel Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu describes Ubuntu as:‘It is the essence of being human. It speaks of the fact that my humanity is caught up and is inextricably bound up in yours. I am human because I belong. It speaks about wholeness, it speaks about compassion. A person with Ubuntu is welcoming, hospitable, warm and generous, willing to share. Such people are open and available to others, willing to be vulnerable, affirming of others, do not feel threatened that others are able and good, for they have a proper self-assurance that comes from knowing that they belong in a greater whole. ➕➕ Continuing the series and idea of unity and uplifting eachother within the black community, and uplifting the supporting black humanity and civil rights movements. Many of us, although exhausted, have never felt more connected and bonded (supported) from the black community. Like gazing into a black pond, whispering “I love you” and the ripples repeat I love you back with a growing volume of unity. It’s felt. It’s my theme this year and always; love eachother. Love Yours. ➕➕ "You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; Rather, serve one another humbly in love." GAL 5:13-to hold relevance to loving one another with a tone of freedom, which gave me chills. The sweater colors are symbolic of gang colors, United.