Just the sparkle and light in his work - - - sigh
There’s a reason tie-dye has made a comeback. It’s youth movement, it’s protest, it’s eco. Here are some more protest art images, some from Hong Kong. And now excuse me while I go down to the courthouse to protest.
Think I am finally there. Loving the rainbow effect.More colors! More rainbows, more life, more joy! Not that the previous versions did not have their merits.
Is stunning. Sunsets! Beautiful waterfalls, trails, views - - -
But I think I like this better
Keyed to a different tone
I grew up in the NYC area and know this exact spot well. I rode horses on adjacent property. It’s very near the IBM world headquarters in Armonk. This scene is NYC watershed, and remains pristine though it is smack in a highly suburbanized densely populated area; so this magnificent buck does indeed have an airplane passing over his majestic rack. It’s subtle but it’s there.
More protest music, though categorising Jay Z as such is way too limiting and he does so much more including really obectionable/predictable I feel some connection as a fellow child of NYC.
Closing sentence from author Nick Taylor: The "New Deal's fundamental wisdom of treating people as a resource and not as a commodity ... fulfill[ed] the founding vision of a government by and for its people. All its people.”
Asked who would pay for all this, Hopkins spoke passionately of the moral necessity of big government. "You are. ... This is America, the richest country in the world. We can afford to pay for anything we want. And we want a decent life for all the people in this country."
What did the WPA do? Paraphrasing the author here - WPA was so successful and ubiquitous and had such impact that its physical legacy is so familiar as to be unnoticed. Millions of us grow up riding on WPA built roads and crossing WPA built bridges, reading books in WPOA libraries attending WPA built schools adorned with WPA murals, swam in lakes made by WPA dams in parks constructed by WPA.
Hot lunches in public schools, vaccinations, outhouses in rural unplumbed areas, university stadiums, lodges in grand national parks, mobile libraries, Americanization classes for immigrants.
And some great murals, frescoes, mosaics, paintings, novels, theater productions - and travel guides and posters.
Source material, from the Library of Congress - Message? Check. Image - especially the top left one - three white(ish?) men; noted
Problematic images - the WPA was of its time, of course. Interesting to update this one a bit.
Or draw themselves as the case may be
Been looking at song lyrics and finding a lot there - Bruce Springsteen, Woody Guthrie. Suggestions?
This poster has its roots in the WPA era, clearly, and is inspired by this (below) National Parks Service poster - which I believe has been re-drawn and reissued. I had a Sharpie marker drawing of a deer, which I hope is of a type similar to those found in Wyoming where Devil’s Tower is located. The colors in the west are not like what we have here in the lush forest of the eastern US: so many of my posters are green, and blue blue blue. Loved playing with hot colors in this poster. And yes, Guthrie’s lyrics are in the public domain.