• These internal dialogue are like scribblin' away and are only meant for myself, hence at times not edited and not comprehensible at all even to me. If you are curious you are welcome to roam with me freely and to comment on anything as you like.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

John Nava - an artist

JOHN NAVA
(click on picture to see his exhibit)
NEO-ICONS
paintings & Tapestries
Printed on his exhibition catalog John said:
In the wake of 9/11, not only did America come together -- the whole world stood with us. “Today,” it was repeated
everywhere, “we are all Americans.” With breathtaking arrogance, exceeded only by stunning incompetence, the
Bush/Cheney administration destroyed that unity in a matter of months.
The disastrous failures of the administration have come at a tragic cost both at home and abroad. And the
aftermath of its tactics have unfairly saddled the young people in these images with a shameful legacy. How could
their parents’ generation have gone along with a trumped-up and irrelevant “preemptive war?” How could they
have accepted a gulag of secret prisons, tacitly approved of torture, tolerated illegal domestic spying and all the rest?
How is it that at each critical juncture, the media and the Democrats were cowed into acquiescence? Could the
administration’s flag-waving and fear mongering really have been so intimidating?
In fact, during the headlong rush to war, millions of people both in America and across the world took to the streets
in opposition to the reckless hubris of the president and his men. Some of the pictures here record the language of
those protests. But their voices were glibly dismissed by the smirking ideologues in charge. Instead, they blundered
on with upside-down strategies that unified and multiplied our enemies even as they divided and alienated our
friends. They eroded American justice and devastated our nation’s moral standing in the world.
And so today our vulnerabilities have hardly diminished. A new attack would, as we saw on 9/11, bring out America’s
best, just as surely as it would fail to defeat us. On the contrary, we are defeated when the enormous tragedy of
such a crime is played on to license illegitimate war and the corruption of a free society.

John Nava
September 6, 2006

6 comments:

nel said...

Seriously, very nice painting but i really don't understand what the painting has to do with the painter's objective?

drips of paint said...

hi nel ...

what john nava was referring to was that at the beginning of the war there were a lot of protest with the young people as well and no one listen at that time. If you click on the image of each of the painting you'll see words printed on the kids clothing. It is his way of raising awareness and using his art to sent his message out....

but of course that does not mean his message is effective and everyone will get what he is saying ... what is important was that he did what he felt he is capable of ... I guess.

good to see your comment, nel

take care

RubyShooZ said...

Hi Drips of Paint,

" ...new attack would, as we saw on 9/11, bring out America’s
best, just as surely as it would fail to defeat us. On the contrary, we are defeated when the enormous tragedy of
such a crime is played on to license illegitimate war and the corruption of a free society."

Right on John!

Thanks for sharing this here and thank you for the beautiful art. Those sure are some serious looking children.

Much peace to you today, and every day.

~ RubyShooZ ~

drips of paint said...

hi ruby,

thanks for listening ... it is indeed a corruption of the human spirit to accept the spin put on by legitimating the war .... it is good to see there are peopel who can see through the madness.

peace & love to you..

singleton said...

I didn't need to read his brochure to feel it....
their faces said it all....
Profound......

When can we give peace a chance?.....

drips of paint said...

hi singleton..

I think you have bestow the highest praise to a painter by say that //their faces said it all....//

//When can we give peace a chance?.....// I think the only way is to follow peace in ones own heart ... & let the butterfly effect spread.... I belive you have started that at your corner of the world...thank you:))