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in the shed as the water comes down
Detailed or Descriptive minimalism (an artistic technique) – the use of minor and minimal lines and images to portray multiple expressions and ideas.

The image displays a watershed event in the United States media, indicating many people shifting from mainstream media to alternative media. The three people sitting in the darkened, crowded shed are cold, wet, and seem sad, downcast, or in despair, perhaps they know the shed is not truly stable and will not last and that things are going to have to change soon. This indicates that they will likely need to find a new place to stay to avoid the rain. The person sitting above them on the shed's flimsy roof in the rain is eating out of a can. In this sense, the person on the roof is stubborn and uncaring about those people directly below. The imagery portrays a schism between the person on top and those below. The truck passing by represents shills blowing smoke up the ass of the person on the fragile roof, encouraging that person to ignore the soaking rain and precarious position.

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01-20-2017
Detailed or Descriptive minimalism (an artistic technique) – the use of minor and minimal lines and images to portray multiple expressions and ideas.

The United States Capitol Building is set against the backdrop of a blue sky. There are no rain clouds in sight and yet water covers the foreground of the building. The four possible interpretations associated with this imagery are as follows:

1. On inauguration day 01-20-2017, supporters and protestors of Trump and this change in American politics will flood the Capitol, perhaps overshadowing Trump being sworn into office  

2. The "swamp" of bureaucracy in Washington is not going anywhere or will possibly become worse

3. The water could represent all the tears cried by people who feel Trump should not be president and decry the injustice done to Clinton during the election 

4. A deluge has come to wash away all things in the same vein as The Great Flood in the Bible

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the shiniest of the ornaments
Detailed or Descriptive minimalism (an artistic technique) – the use of minor and minimal lines and images to portray multiple expressions and ideas.

While all of the standing mirrors are facing the speaker, only the cracked ones are in the back or hidden behind other ones. This could be due to the shame of being damaged, or the idea of bad luck (break a mirror and get seven years, not eight years?, of bad luck) for the speaker's future (if one is superstitious, that is, though), or because the cracked ones are regulated to the back of the crowd either by the speaker and the non-cracked mirrors and resemble the damage caused by the speaker’s words, decisions, ideas, or authority as well as by other circumstances. The different sizes, shapes, and colors of the mirrors are supposed to represent unity despite differences in appearance. Only a few of the mirrors in the front row show a varying reflection of the speaker. The speaker towers above the podium and the speech. This could represent the importance of the speaker her/himself, their presence or their deeds, which might outweigh the actual speech being given. The sky is inverted, going from dark at the bottom to light at the top. This imagery could mean dark days ahead or better ones yet to come, depending which part the speaker, as well as the viewer, is concentrating on. The inverted sky could also mean that things are topsy-turvy. The title suggests that the speaker is considered to be the shiniest, or prettiest, ornament, object or centerpiece, in a cult of personality.     
  
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Adam being cultural and political series

I have decided to create a collection of drawings that I have done over the last five months that share a common thread in the realm of cultural or political commentary.

Adam being cultural and political series

Image 1 (top left) – “no lives matter” – fav.me/dajbl8b

Image 2 (top right)  – "Hey, Can You Spare Some Change? Nah, But I Hope That Things Get Better for You" – fav.me/daojhmu

Image 3 (middle left) – “esta media melee” – fav.me/dashq2i

Image 4 (middle right) – "There is Something to be Said about an Individual that Seeks Peace and Tranquility Amongst Conflict and Strife" – fav.me/dashxyl

Image 5 (bottom left) – “w.o.k.e.” While Others Keep Evolving” – fav.me/datlzw9

Image 6 (bottom right) – “don’t get me to lyin’” –fav.me/dauimzf

Image 7 (far bottom left) – “to light a candle” – fav.me/dathn5t

Image 8 (far bottom right) – “this could mean war v. 2” – fav.me/danagag

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don't get me to lyin'
Detailed minimalism (an artistic technique) – the use of minor and minimal lines and images to portray multiple expressions and ideas.

The one individual bending over and vomiting yellow represents the purging now that all of the monitors have been darkened behind them. Yellow represents “yellow journalism.” The individual holding up his hands at the individual purging their system of the yellow journalism suggests that “Hey, look, this is only one of the things that needs to be purged from mainstream media," implying that it might only be a symptom of a larger problem. So, the phrase, “don’t get me to lyin’,” refers to the question how do we vet the media to get the information, and how that information is crafted to influence us emotionally, in order to make our opinion about a topic or argument? This phrase also suggests that another individual depending on his or her perspective could see one truth as a lie. In other words, "My opinion about a topic or argument might make you sick."

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I teach English composition and business writing.

My teaching page: compositionawebb.pbworks.com/
Hi all,

I hope that all of you are doing well. I just wanted to check in with a quick journal entry. I am still living and teaching in Tempe, Arizona. My goal is to keep working on my art, characters, and stories over the next year or so and maybe start to see if any publishers might be interested in my work. Unfortunately, academia in the U.S. did not lead me to where I thought it would, a retirement-track job. I was hoping to have something like that after so many years going to school, earning two masters' degrees, and a Ph.D. But. Granted, my Ph.D. is in English, focusing in rhetoric and composition, which is the teaching of writing, but I thought, perhaps foolishly, that I might be able to get more secure work as a teacher. But. 

Other than that, I have been surviving, cooking, running, and drawing.

Stay safe, y'all!

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Aeires Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2016
What's going on?
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Formor Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016
Hi, Jeff. What's happening, man? I am teaching and living in Tempe, AZ. 
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Aeires Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016
It's been a long and hard few years for myself.  Lost jobs, home burned down, etc....

Might start a new work soon, getting the itch again.
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Formor Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2016
Man, you have been through quite a bit since last we talked. I hope that everything is better now. 
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Martith Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello and welcome to
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We're happy to have you in our group! We hope you'll share your art with us :lovesquee: 
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Formor Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016
Thank you!
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SiennaBlue Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
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Formor Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016
Thank you!
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Nergling Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015
100k views, well done my man!
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Formor Featured By Owner Edited Dec 22, 2016
Thanks, Al!
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