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“Fleeting to the Jordan”

Updated: Feb 25, 2023

"Fleeting to the Jordan" 2023 John Obafemi Jones 24" X 36" $3000

"I'll meet you in the morning

when you reach the promised land

on the other side of the Jordan

f or I'm bound for the promised land."

Crossing the river Jordan in traditional African Atlantic religions is a symbolic borderland between this world and the next and between the harsh realities of present burdens and injustices and achieving freedom and justice in the next life. The painting "Fleeting to the Jordan" expresses the deep desire to achieve a space of freedom in body, soul, and spirit.

About the author: John Obafemi Jones is an American artist in the U.S. Virgin Islands. An expressionistic figurative painter, his paintings are rooted in his need for self-discovery and expression. Learn about his art journey by visiting


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