"I just saw where you have two beautiful books out on Blurb. Hopefully I can make a present of one or both of them to myself in the not too distant future and do a bit of writing about them. Thank you for sharing your exceptional creative visions…"
It is fact that in all societies, membership requires that each individual meet obligations that are essential to the development of the greater good. Historically the Artist has been assigned the role of witness to the contemporary events of the group. I offer you my humble attempt to bear witness to my time
I have chosen the faces of ordinary people as the prism of reflection through my lens to the world. The emotions etched on those faces are intended to be a reflection of how effective we have collectively discharged our obligation to care for the least among us.
I have chosen Scratchboard as the medium for this body of work for several reasons. The first reason is that philosophically the rendering of objects from a pure black surface allows me to feel that I am discovering images that exist and that I am only a participant in making them visible. Another reason is practical in that the process is a nice fit to the way that my mind is organized. The medium forces one to compose in a logical sequence so that you bring together disparate elements into a conglomerate of orders that blend to create a harmonious and aesthetically pleasing result. Finally, T he limitations inherent in scratchboard forces the composer to seek the essential only. It is this essence that I endeavor to communicate.
Thank you so much for bringing your presence to The People's Lounge. As I look at your creations, I am at a temporary loss of words. I will be back to visit soon— once I have had the time to absorb your indelible works.
Thank you for the invite. Your depth and vision into our obligation is astounding. I can appreciate your heart felt passion for those that represent the least amongst us and feel that your art is a wonderful expression of that. I look forward to communicating more with you.
When disaster strikes, our natural instinct is to take cover and seek shelter. But in severe weather, especially the type that breeds tornadoes like we saw in Oklahoma and parts of the Midwest this week, there are those who ride toward the storm.
When Margot Adler learned that a cousin had hidden from the Nazis in Amsterdam, she was stunned. Adler started digging around and discovered that like Anne Frank, 25,000 Dutch Jews hid, and two-thirds of them survived. Her cousin was one of them.
The tech industry is getting a lot in the Senate's immigration overhaul bill. It increases the number of temporary worker visas for skilled technical workers but the industry is pushing for more, including the end of provisions meant to protect American tech workers from unfair competition. The industry's goals and tactics are antagonizing other groups that want to see the bill pass.
Apple CEO Tim Cook faced tough questions on Capitol Hill on Tuesday. He defended a tax strategy that allows Apple to avoid taxes on tens of billions of dollars of profits. Cook also called on the Congress to lower the U.S. corporate tax rate.
Dominique Venner, a well-known French historian who embraced and wrote about ultra-conservative causes for decades, committed suicide today in front of the alter at Notre Dame Cathedral. He had left a post on his blog decrying the legalization of same sex marriage in France. "An infamous law ... can always be repealed," he wrote. "It will require new, spectacular and symbolic actions to rouse people from their complacency."
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