Intro to iBOMS

Sun of Mama Earth & Baba Time
The closer you look the more it reveals. (Shepherds Needle)

Hello, My name is Jabari Jahi Babatu Reed Diop. I’m a multidisciplinary artist and enjoy using mediums such as graphite, spray paint, resin casting, Digital design, and nature.

Sun of Mama Earth & Baba Time (sold at Chad Mize’s “Space April 8th 2023”)

while searching for ways to express new or reoccurring emotions nature is the first and last inspiration. The piece “Sun of Mama Earth & Baba Time” is a combination of the biblical story of Moses receiving a staff anointed by a higher power and the realization of inner power due to pain of betrayal from outside forces.

And the LORD asked him, “What is that in your hand?” “A staff,” he replied. “Throw it on the ground,” said the LORD. So Moses threw it on the ground, and it became a snake, and he ran from it. “Stretch out your hand and grab it by the tail,” the LORD said to Moses, who reached out his hand and caught the snake, and it turned back into a staff in his hand (Exodus 4:2-5 – New International Version

Emotional Regulation

One of the most important lessons I’ve gathered through my career and journey is emotional regulation.

“in the midst of rain

in the midst of lies

in the midst of dishonor

emotional regulation is ultimate

my soul full of the Leos rising sun

my hands and feet dipped in the easing grace of the libra moon”

You Prepare a canvas before me in the presence of my enemies. you anoint my head with blooms; my tea runneth over.

“From the crown flower tears fall to fill my teapot.

Teachings of how to survive rain true.

Nature be the first and last inspiration”

  • From the crown chakra thoughts / knowledge falls through my body
  • Teachings from my elders of how to allow yourself to cry even if it be in private.
  • there is nothing able to come into existence without first passing through or coming from nature


Shepherds Needles

Biden’s alba, which belongs to the family Asteraceae, is most commonly known as shepherd’s needles, beggar ticks, Spanish needles, or butterfly needles. Biden’s means two- toothed, describing the two projections found at the top of the seeds, and alba refers to the white ray florets. (GTM Research Reserve Flowering Plant Guide) · iNaturalist







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