Artists of any genre have an opportunity to communicate their unique perspective of the world around them in ways that bring new understanding to those who read their books, hear their poems, or watch them dance.
Groups who traditionally rival each other often unite to protect themselves from a common oppressor. An injury to anyone taints the injurer. In this nurturing and dangerous world, accidents of birth, resources, geology, climate, and other factors determine whether we flourish or wither, live or die. This painting is dedicated to Mumia Abu Jamal. Mass incarceration is a crime against humanity. We knew where this was going. Creativity and imagination generally occur in the right side of the brain, which controls the left side of the body. Artist, poets, dreamers and other right-brain-dominant people can easily feel stranded and unsupported in our left-brain-dominant culture.