Liberty is about our rights to question everything. ~ Ai Weiwei

A lot has happened in the world since I last made a post. In America we have a new administration and a lot of world outrage that followed. The world is rising up because the powers that be are not reflecting our values and who we are. I truly feel most of humanity wants to be inclusive not exclusive. It is part of our instinct for survival. So the world is resisting with full hearts. Art has always been an important reflection of history and acts of resistance and bravery. Whether it's Shepard Fairey creating iconic imagery to ignite an activist movement, or Ai Weiwei getting arrested for his activism against his government - art is activism and stirs something inside of us that transcends any walls that are put around us. It is a liberating act to create and to witness art. I know that part of my resistance will be to continue to create. My art isn't political in content, but will be political as an action. I have the freedom to create, I have the freedom to continue to do something that liberates me from any other constraint I may feel outside of myself. I will continue to bring joy to others through my work, and resist the temptation to feel helpless. Every time I create will be an act of resistance and an act of unity. 

 A photo I took of Shepard Fairey's  We the People  at the San Francisco Women's March 2017

A photo I took of Shepard Fairey's We the People at the San Francisco Women's March 2017

 Ai Weiwei -  Remembering,  2009 Courtesy of publicdelivery.org

Ai Weiwei - Remembering, 2009 Courtesy of publicdelivery.org