Tribute to Women by Ramel Jasir

Tribute to Women by Ramel Jasir
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A Child's Song (1), by Ramel Jasir

A Child's Song (1), by Ramel Jasir

Regardless of the race or class, women throughout human existence have always sacrificed for their families unconditionally. Many women have sacrificed their lives and dignity so that their children could eat and so that their husbands could survive when faced with death. There have been women who have picked up the sword, sticks, the gun and most importantly…. the “pencil” to fight for their families and humanity. A nation can rise no higher than its women…. you are our first teachers… this one is for you!

A Man’s Song, by Ramel Jasir

By your grace alone I stand here as a Man

Not just any Man but a Man who overstood your will

and chose to fulfill and not change one manifestation of your design…

Without words you sent me signs on how to combine proper thought & Mind

Transcending time, devoid of space to inhibit your Epiphany…

Resonating within me as soft tones in symphony…

spiritually lifting me because you know that I need you…

As I breath you remain my rock, my shelter

my reason for knowing and not just believing…

Feeding me from every angle of the square as I stare on in bliss

because this Man was chosen…

Although woven in steel my heart submits to reveal undaunted appreciation that you alone

would love me, regardless of my insecurities your purity remains dominant

and supersedes all written history…

And the first story was about you and how man tried prove

his birthright amongst your congregation…

Anacaona, by Ramel Jasir

Anacaona, by Ramel Jasir

Foolishly wasting time trying to define and rename you…

You are….

my Mother…

July 5, 2003 (wrote and read at his mother’s funeral)


Anacaona, acrylic /charcoal on canvas 16 x 30 2011

Anacaona is a painting Ramel Jasir had wanted to create for some time…. it was his depiction of Anacaona, also called the “Golden Flower”. She was a Taino cacica (chief) of the island of Hispaniola when the Spaniards invaded in 1492. She was eventually executed by hanging after being accused of conspiracy.


Jewel of a Moment, by Ramel Jasir

Jewel of a Moment, by Ramel Jasir


Jewel of a Moment, acrylic on hard foam/apoxy resin 10 x 12 2011

A lot of children run hard lives. Their mothers don’t have time to hug or kiss them. But sometimes, this has happened: ‘Jewel of a Moment, Jewel for Eternity’.


The Color of Love, acrylic on hard foam 16 x 22 2011

The Color of Love was the first painting in which Ramel Jasir used his wife’s image: ‘I often use patterns using dots in my paintings in which I was inspired by my love for Aboriginal Art. I remember when I created the painting the feeling of having a natural flow when it came to the colors. I had no real plan in regards to the design but everything came pretty naturally. I remember my wife saying how much she love the colors and said “because it is the color of love”…. she smiled and it became the name of the painting.’

The Color of Love, by Ramel Jasir

The Color of Love, by Ramel Jasir





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