Friday, July 3, 2009

Celebrate Freedom and Hope

In the July 2, 2009 edition of USA Today was a commentary titled "A holiday message on hope and freedom" by Capt. James Key. He wrote about the importance of hope. He was surprised to find it expressed in the artwork of Haitian-born artists. Haiti has had a history of dictators and corruption. It is one of the world's poorest and least developed countries in the world. Despite these circumstances, there are artists who maintain a hopeful outlook and express this in their art.
I liked Capt. Key's commentary because he reminds us to remain hopeful and to be grateful for the freedoms we have in America. On July 4th, Independence Day, let us give thanks for freedom and all the other blessings we experience.

This is one of a group of four 5"x7" acrylic paintings I recently completed. In honor of Independence Day, I altered the scanned painting with PS Elements to create the image at the top of this post.
May we all celebrate freedom where ever we are.


Susan Tuttle said...

here is to hope and freedom:)

beautiful work Regina:)

Leah said...

gorgeous work, Regina! I love the light and energy in these pieces.

jgr said...

Hi Regina,
I love your sunflower(s). They are both bright and 'hopeful'.

Rita said...

What a great post, Regina.

The message of being hopeful, regardless of our individual circumstances, is one that gets forgotten sometimes so it's nice to be reminded of it every now and then.

These pieces are wonderful and what a great flower to choose for generating some positive energy. :)

PJ said...

Very well written! I love the different use of color for the very same flower- remarkable difference... reminds me how we all come from diff. backgrounds and experiences..though we have the same human shape. Thank you.