Photo by Simbarashe Cha for Majestic Disorder Issue 7
Who is Gabrielle Tesfaye?
A multi-dimensional mural magician
who roots to no one place
because she’s photosynthesized the whole world’s light
Jamaica her mother’s land,
Ethiopia her father’s land,
Milwaukee where she came of age,
New York City is where she stays awake,
the Mirror of Selves Universal is where she sleeps
deeply dreaming back to the limitless awareness
our original divine truth:
there is a duality to everything we’ve suffered
and it is the joy of the life lived courageously,
the life lived curiously,
hovering above any personal or societal limitations.
What is the Art of Tesfaye?
by one paint stroke at a time,
an ever-changing psychospiritual tsunami
of vibrance and emotion,
that comes spontaneously to the hand,
Her work gives freely to the public
through the consciousness
of a resilient afro-feminine
archetype of abundance
sent to warm our psyches
in the symmetry of what the artist feels
and what the viewer knows
as one unveiled love
for all of earth.
-Interpreted by Anja Notanja Sieger, La Prosette.