Floating Heads: Sun Ra Organic Tee
I’m not real, I’m just like you.”
Sun Ra, a cosmic visionary and musical pioneer, defied the boundaries of conventional artistry, transcending the limits of space, time, and genre. Born Herman Poole Blount in Birmingham, Alabama, Sun Ra adopted his enigmatic persona to become an otherworldly force in the world of jazz and Afrofuturism.
As a composer, bandleader, and pianist, Sun Ra crafted a sonic tapestry that blended elements of jazz, free improvisation, electronic experimentation, and ancient mythologies. His compositions were cosmic odysseys, transporting listeners to uncharted realms of sound and imagination. Drawing inspiration from the celestial wonders of the universe, he wove together intricate harmonies, dissonant tones, and avant-garde rhythms, creating a sonic universe that defied categorization.
Sun Ra's artistry extended far beyond the music itself. He believed he was an intergalactic being sent to Earth to spread a message of cosmic enlightenment. Embracing the philosophy of Afrofuturism, he infused his performances with theatricality, adorning himself and his Arkestra in shimmering costumes, Egyptian-inspired regalia, and futuristic space-age attire. His live shows were vibrant spectacles, transcending the boundaries of traditional jazz performances, and instead becoming transformative experiences that transported audiences to distant galaxies and alternate dimensions.
Through his art, Sun Ra challenged societal norms and advocated for the power of imagination and creativity. He saw music as a means to tap into a higher consciousness, encouraging listeners to question the confines of reality and explore the boundless potential of the human spirit. Sun Ra's legacy continues to inspire and influence artists across various disciplines, leaving an indelible mark on the realms of music, philosophy, and Afrofuturist thought. His art remains a portal to a universe of infinite possibilities, inviting us to explore the cosmic depths of our own imagination.
A wearable piece of art- Illustrated by the artists at Outsider Supply. Limited edition collectors piece, a part of our ‘Artist Series’ capsule collection.
Our Japanese-inspired boxy cut tee has a lightweight construction and ultrafine weave that is luxuriously soft while crisp and clean.
100% Organic Cotton
Made to Order in USA
Runs true to size.