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? 

Healing 

by one paint stroke at a time, 

an ever-changing psychospiritual tsunami 

of vibrance and emotion, 

that comes spontaneously to the hand, 

unplanned. 

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.

 

listen to the universe.