Size: 16"W x 20"H x 0.05"D
Year Created: 2016
My work depicts Diversity, Inclusion and Individuality to stimulate deeper self reflection and foster self acceptance and love for our fellow humans. We are all seeking something from life and our heritage shouldn’t hinder our paths. I aim to bring audiences with differing backgrounds together to promote more acceptance and inclusion of varying races, ethnicities, and genders.
My work features metal leaf to give it that extra pizzazz! This piece has two types of metal leafing (the turban and the beard).
Visual artist, Rashad Ali Muhammad (RAM), currently residing just outside the Nation’s capital, offers vibrant, whimsical and innovative visual art. His interest for creating started at an early age and was fostered by his high school Art/Video Production teacher, who helped him develop his painting, video and photography skills. During his undergraduate years at American University, Rashad fell in love with graphic design and continued to foster his photography skills, taking as many classes as possible. After graduating he dove into working full time and freelancing as a graphic designer, learning and evolving creatively and professionally. Eventually, the excitement and thrill of design began to diminish. Feeling stuck in a rut, Rashad ventured out to meet other creatives to spark his excitement and inspire him again—and it worked. Through meeting other creatives, Rashad had the epiphany that he didn’t have to put himself into separate boxes—designer vs. photographer vs. artist—he realized he can be all these things and more. Creating is at the core of who Rashad is and he had to embrace all aspects of his talent in order to truly be satisfied professionally and creatively. Feeling a new sense of passion for creating, Rashad took up his paint brushes—which he hadn’t touched in 8 years—and began exploring. The recurring descriptions used to portray Rashad’s art are “Exuberant, Stunning, and Intense”. Rashad approaches each new project with a new zest for creating, infusing all his talents into each new challenge.