THIS WAS AN ART PROJECT FOR MY ART-44 CLASS. ITS THE JOURNEY OF MY LIFE SO FAR. I CALL IT SLUMDRUMZVISIONS.
...This journey starts at the beginning, ME (tour guide), the jar of wine with pennies in it you see, as a symbolization of my higher form which has guided me along my journey..... (
----"I, Noel Yakubu, am GOD on this journey you are now on. you may call me KWAMO. My birth name is NOEL, my tribe calls me KWAME, 'KWAMO' is simply a merge of the two. In my head (Jar) are coins. You will need to pay 3Coins for every stop along the way of this journey. The crown (Ghana flag color beanie) you see apon my head is the divine claim of my Ghanaian Heritage. In my crown you may notice my peace pipe (cigar wrap), it is purple the color of the crown chakra. I use this to balance any turmoil you may experience on this journey, do not worry! Look into my face hanging below my crown, now we are ready---
*TIME MACHINE WHIRRING*
"Here you see the brown box which holds the sufficient toll for your journey, calculate your risk and take your fee..."
*ROAD STARTS MOVING, STOPS AT HEADPHONES*
"MUSIC! Do you hear it?? It is how the universe and all things living came to be! In my journey I found the beauty of sound in poetry and Hiphop music. The secrets of our world became of interest to me as I absorbed a higher intelligence than many of my colleagues in the educational institutions I was in. Through composing my own lyrics over production I began to take control of my reality and change my destiny"
"BEHOLD! Do you not see around you the trees and foliage? Through this journey take note that you are in a natural environment, but why are the trees dying? In my journey I have been fortunate to have made some connections to entrprenuerial environmentalists through a construction job I had. We took a trip to woodland hills at a very high elevation where environmentalists were studying why the Oak trees in Oakland were dying. All my life seemingly dead foliage has plauged my surroundings. It seems I was finally being brought to a higher understanding of this."
*ROAD STARTS AGAIN*
"KNOW, everything elevates in coordinance with understanding. Next to you, you see now the fruits of my labor (Visa Debit Card). I was able to work a small contract remediating lead from soil in a West Oakland neighborhood and made good money. With money and a greater understanding of my environment I still lacked VISION...."
*ROAD STARTS GETTING TURBULENT AND TIME MACHINE STARTS LIFTING INTO SKY*
"DO NOT WORRY! I told you what the peace pipe was for!"
*LIGHTS PEACE PIPE AND BLOWS SMOKE CLOUDS THAT THEN START CARRYING THE TIME MACHINE*
"You are now being elevated to reach the state of mind and action of my journey where the VISION became clear to me. I had been to Ghana in West Africa two times in my youth but as a man with VISION mother Africa spoke to me (the seashell) and showed me what i had learned on my envrionmental job could be applied the much worse environment of my homeland. Now i have purpose"
*TIME MACHINE COMES FLOATING BACK DOWN*
"The magnet (wrench) below you is doing for you what it did for me, bringing you back down to reality after the vision has taken you over the threshold. You are now in the parking lot where you must 'chill' in the 'present'. Reflect on what you've seen on my journey, how does it relate to you? Truth is we all already know who we are we just need the VISION to direct our actions. For me music started my taking control over my destiny. I hope you enjoyed all the visuals!"