This painting is my impression of a small child who was in a Rasta Parade in Jamaica. The reference photo was provided by a photographer named Li Newton. She stated that
the Rastafari movement is a "messianic
religio-political" movement that began in the Jamaican slums in the 1920s
and 30s. The most famous Rastafari is Bob Marley, whose reggae music gained the
Jamaican movement international recognition. Even though this little person had a serious expression on his face she said there was a lot of singing and dancing and celebrating going on. This little child in his colorful turban touched something in my heart.