ActivismArtDrawingpoliticsVisual Art

Silence Supports the Oppressor

This is a friendly reminder that if you see unjust things happening in the world, standing by silently may seem like a rational and pacifist option but that is not the case. Many people are either uninformed, in fear or unable to speak up to leaders or those in power. …

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Victory Garden

Victory Gardens were vegetable gardens grown in people’s yards during WWI and WWII. People were encouraged to grow their own vegetables at home to help with the war effort because many of the men who traditionally worked the farmlands were at war.  Food wasn’t as available as it was during …

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Truth is Powerful and It Prevails. ~ Sojourner Truth

“Truth is Powerful and It Prevails.” ~ Sojourner Truth Born into slavery and mother to 13 children (all but one sold to slavery) Sojourner Truth was an African American abolishionist and one of the first black women’s rights activists. She is best known for her speach, “Ain’t I Woman” in …

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Art I’ve Made Since November 8th Ranked in Order of Subtlety

How’s everyone feeling today? Good? Ready for the “greatness” to begin? No? So I’ve made some artwork in reaction to current events, as you do. Look, I really like my apolitical landscape paintings and my monster drawings but politics have taken up a huge part of my brain that I …

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Russell’s Teapot Helps Filter Bullshit

With all of the political propaganda, allegations of fake news, and wild conspiracy theories making their rounds on social media and the news, actually having a real effect on our lives, I thought it was high time to bring out some classical ideas that help teach critical thinking and theory. …

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Take Your Broken Heart, Make it into Art

Last night at the Golden Globes award show, Meryl Streep took her moment in the spotlight accepting her Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award to highlight the horribleness of our incoming president-elect. She did this while bringing the room to silence and without mentioning his name. It was beautiful, it …

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The Hidden Life of Trees

I started reading the book, “The Hidden Life of Trees” and it’s so good it’s freaking me out! My mother raised me with a love of gardening and now that I have a yard I have been trying to turn my own thumbs green. There is definitely a lot to …

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Trumpet, Liberty and Game on

I feel like politics pose a threat to science, and to a lot of good people, so I’m still working my way through that and trying to figure out what my role as an artist in this type of climate should be. This first illustration is obviously based on the …

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