Take what you Can Get, 16 x 12 in., Ink on Paper. 2014. $2500
"Even if you feel like a scavenger, you are still part of something greater than yourself. It can take close observation to find real beauty and strength."
About The Artist
Artist Statement Perspective is very important. We are all part of something greater than ourselves. Every atom, the cells they make up, each hold their own mechanisms to form life. Every mind, with its own thoughts and actions, forms society, and every soul, with its own light, is like a cell forming the body of God. On a large and small scale, question yourself and your place in the universe. We are so large, holding a universe within ourselves, yet unfathomably small. Even still, the smallest of things can hold great importance and the power of joy.
Bio Jamel Mohamed is an artist from Georgia, currently operating out of Asheville, NC. AnAmerican born first generation member of a Somali political family on his father's side, with a Black American mother who's family has been in the United States for centuries, he grew up closely tied to his African roots and African American culture. He studied Fine Art at Georgia State University and now works as an assistant to Jonas Gerard in Asheville's River Arts District. Mohamed's work is highly process driven and meditative, focusing on perspective, scale, life and mindfulness.