Sunrise in Nicaragua

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Sunrise is such a transient event only lasting mere moments, or sometimes only seconds.

Sunrise in Nicaragua

Sunrise In Nicaragua, 1982

In 1982 I travelled to Nicaragua with the North American Brigade to protest our US anti-Contra war and blockade against the Sandinistas. I just found a good, brief piece about this period in our history here, if you’re interested in knowing more.

The time there for us was fleeting and our influence not quite what we aimed for, but the memories of the people and the land and the politics – the relationships that may have been experienced for just a blip in time, have had lasting lessons and deeply felt beliefs, not to mention long-held memories of certain people that we would love and wish the best for, for a lifetime.

Here’s one of a much younger me with one of those young men (a boy really) who I think about still and hope his life has been a good one. My own sons at the time were just a little older than he was and planning on going into the military.  If my boys were to be deployed there, I wanteed to know for myself what was going on there. After this trip, I sure as hell didn’t want my sons shooting at this child-army.  Thankfully, they never had to.

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Jorge and Me

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The natural world is phenomenal and so much of the man-made world - our architecture, our cities - are stunning accomplishments. They exist hand in hand in both beautiful expressions and sometimes disastrous manifestations. Our entire existence with the natural and the invented is intertwined – each dependent on the other, even as my art evolves, each breathing in the wake of the other. Surface design is one aspect of the process that I love. I thoroughly enjoy the play with color, value and construct, particularly the improvisation which starts with one thing, an idea, a glimpse of a vision, perhaps something that captures my eye for a moment in time and it grows organically. I become focused on whatever piece I'm working on and follow my muse to find my way.

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