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Why I Paint, Sculpt, Create and Make Art

I paint to communicate because I know this –

Art is a dialogue between the artist and each person that will ever see that artwork. It is immediate and without limitation or boundary. There is no hindrance in the interpretation of words, meanings of ideas or expectation of rewards. It is appropriate to time, place, nationality and culture because art is a clear, direct communication. It is not silence. It is not static. Art is the communication of change and of presence here and now between the viewer and the artist.

Art is more than emotion. It moves something primal in each of us. It is the comfort of knowing we are not alone and that another has stood where we stand in our mind’s landscape and in our lives. Art is not because I told you something today through my art. It is because we chose to have this moment of dialogue today in the course of our lives with all their complexities. That is why it is important. And, that is what makes it special.

Art is a choice between two unlike minds to gather for a moment and consummate a dialogue and to compare notes on the experience of living. There may never be words for it.

Written by Cricket Diane C Phillips, 2008
February 14, 2008

Original post was entitled –

I paint to communicate – by Cricket Diane C Phillips, 2008

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Statue of Liberty painting by CricketDiane 2015 - 2016
Statue of Liberty painting by CricketDiane 2015 – 2016
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Christmas Day

Twas the day of Christmas 2016

Not a present in sight cause things were so lean.

The merriment cast shadows from distances afar

While here there was nothing even close to the par.

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I’d say it was Christmas, but it is hard to tell

Cause visions of hope have all gone to hell.

It isn’t that things are worse than they seem

They really are bad with nothing between.

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Being poor in America is a horrible delight

When seeing only shitheads win with spite.

The chances of working to do something better

Are gone whether working or being a go-getter.

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America is a place that once offered equality

And hopes of financial and economic prosperity.

Now it’s a wasteland for all but a few

Who think there is nothing that they need to do.

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So here is it Christmas and gratefully ignored

The presents, the Santa, the candy galore.

While Americans think it is the start of a new day

The country lies barren with no places to play.

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And economic prosperity is no more than a dream

Where despair is the only dish that is seen.

There is no more hope, no reason to stay,

American lives are given no value today.

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Only corporations matter to the powers that be

Though businesses are not real partners in society.

Communities stand broken, beyond all repair,

While investors sell houses to those who don’t care.

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There once was a place where America stood

For equality and opportunity for any that could.

That place is far gone and removed from today

By many years’ distance and no longer the way.

 

  • by cricketdiane, 12-25-2016

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