oil on canvas….The adopted son of royalty,he rose to defend the humble with words,and then deeds…..for which he stood accused. He offered to give up his life.They refused him that honor.‘’If we hang him,he`ll be a martyr,but if we lock him away,he`ll be forgotten and life will go on.’’ So they gave him an island prison and he broke rocks ,but HE was not broken….or forgotten….the facts remained….the hungry,the crowded,the jailed,the lynched…..the ignored. He lived their cause. A Shepherd and a Shaman…his flock swelled, the world turned and noticed…and when the power fell…..into his hands, He did not lash out with revenge…..he reached out with reconciliation………..oil on canvas. 3/6/10 574v 30fav—-24×30in…‘’AFRICAN HEARTBEAT’’ Talismans and Tributes to the cradle of Man.