Pondering the message of the two oeuvres, the themes still resonate in the current Philippine society even the artworks were created 136 years ago.
The Red Mailbox Project is a simple idea I came up with to spread art and joy in my community (Daegu, South Korea). Last October, I built a small mailbox and planted it a few blocks away from my home in Daegu, South Korea. Inside the mailbox, I left a small painting of a monster and a note that said, “Please take this and keep it. There will be another gift tomorrow waiting in the box.”
A graphic art poster that highlights the ecological message that planet earth is burning using the crocodile image which reflects the area of the Swiss Alps, Calana, an area where the tectonic plates meet the African plates. The world is one.
When a piece of art is exhibited at a museum or a gallery, the people running the place will do their best to keep it safe. What about street art, though? Who and what protects the works of the artists whose canvas is the city they live in? Stealing a wall that’s been decorated by Banksy is not a very easy task… but theft is not the biggest threat to street art. Paint is.
Some judge a man by the color of his skin
They play him down till there’s nothing left for him
But to cry out in anguish, in fear and in pain
The laughter-lines around his father’s eyes, so much a feature of his work-weathered face, had softened with sadness.
“It’s Jack,” he said simply.
It may be, I’m an acquired taste… maybe, I should just shut up and listen. Okay. Yet, some people try to coverup a multitude of sins by saying, “It’s just business.” However, as Scrooge was reminded, mankind is our business – nothing else.
Blair clutches the photo of her husband and two children. The edges are bent and out of shape; worn and damaged. The photo is with her always, like a friend, a companion. She studies the photo with concentration, as though she could bring them back to her.
“I would love to be an artist, but I don’t have what it takes,” is how I felt when I was in high school. This story is how I overcame that limiting belief. It wasn’t as hard as you may think.
With you…and without you.