I first became a student of Arthur Hall in 1978- Ch, October 17th, 1997
and gratefully acknowledge the impact this relationship has had on my life and work.
I believe that this undeniable strength and survival of traditions and artforms
that have come to us through the diaspora have a universal source.
Red, Yellow, Black and White (First Translation) is an homage to that source
and to the man responsible for my introduction to it,
Nana Afo Arthur Hall.
[Addendum: CHAN, born Anthony David Spotten on May 14, 1957, died in 2005 from HIV-AIDS. To the last, he was an artist and activist, loved by all who knew him.]
The Mountain Remains the Same.- AH, July 1997
Mankind constantly changing;
The Hill upon which I cast my Eyes
The Mountain, like God, Remains the Same.
We are the Mountain,
We are the Rock.
Everything changes, yet Remains the Same.
And David Danced before the Lord with all his Might.
I am the Lord of the Dance, said Christ.