|As an artist, writer, I cannot understand why our intelligent society and leaders do not comprehend the power of visual images to a population that reads less, especially about American history which to many times people of color are excluded.
Robert E Lee, Stonewall Jackson and Nathan Bedford Forrest included people of color into their ranks. And my belief in southern people has encouraged me to move to Conway South Carolina and after 45 years i entered a very prestigious art show called the Seacoast Artists Guild as a contestant for first place. I felt the South is hungry to see more inclusion of people of color in its telling of its history, to reverse the negative stereotype Northern interpretations of the Southland of America. At this Sea Coast Artist Guild Show in Conway, South Carolina’s I won first place and walked off with a $500 prize. War Chicken is one of the illustrations from my book “Nellie the War Chick. Click image below to see video.
|But I must say my inspiration has been fueled by religious zealots like’ Reverend Farley and Reverend David Chaltas,.. that’s too strong they’re not extremists
My personal goal has been to highlight the middle polarity of the American Civil War and Slavery which is responsible for me having a flourishing life, I want to make it perfectly clear what you see me do at events, I do full-time 7 days a week some time 10 hours a day and love every minute I do not have a 2nd job, But this work has attracted me a most wonderful wife which I will be married by the end of November 2020 in a private ceremony.
The Principle of Polarity, as taught by the ancient mystics, was that everything is dual, everything has two poles, and everything has its own pair of opposites. For example, the opposite of North is South, the opposite of black is white. if all manifested things have two sides, two aspects, or two poles, two aspects, where does one side start and one side end? With darkness and light, so to speak, where does darkness leave off, and light begin?
Let us take a radical and extreme example—that of love and hate, two totally different mental states. Apparently totally different and yet there are degrees of hate and degrees of Love, and a middle point in which we use the terms “Like” or “Dislike,” which shade into each other so gradually that sometimes we are at a loss to know whether we “like” or “dislike” or “neither”.