First Responders Reunite

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First responders to the tragedy of 9-11 come in many shapes and sizes. Firemen and Police officers risked their lives, trying to save the lives of others. But they weren’t the only ones, a bunch of NOBODY’s came to the streets as well, trying to promote healing, LOVE, and respect for all humanity.

 

Post 9-11, the media as well as New York Officials urged the public “IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING.” But for a certain street artist that some call a “Nobody” talk is cheap. He saw something (That there were more of US killing US than terrorists), and decided to do something.

 

So, Tomorrow when Bloomberg and all the politicians hit the podium, reflecting on the tragic events that took place 10 years ago, know that ordinary people also answered the call to arms as well. But instead of going to war, they opened their arms, and their hearts to make a difference in the lives of others. They like me chose to use art and their hearts as a weapon, a weapon for change, understanding, humanity.

 

Ten years later. Nobody Cares. – TMNK

Note to Osama: NEVER TALK ABOUT A Black Man’s Momma…

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…son, he told you he was gonna fuck you up. aka Winning!!!!

And other celebratory moments…

 

 

 

Ground Zero

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Ground Zero -(36″ x 24″ Acrylic, Oil stick, collage and assemblage on masonite – framed) – TMNK, 2001

As an American, as a human being I was deeply saddened by the senseless loss of life that accompanied the tragedy of 9/11. Their senseless acts of hatred, left us all devastated, with no answers to the question “why do they hate us?” And so,  I too  I wondered as I searched for answers for the reasons for “their” terrorism, “why do they hate us?” Why would anyone bomb a church and kill four little Black Girls? Or Lynch men and women for sport and/or entertainment? Why would a group of people be so filled with hatred that they would terrorize and murder innocent men, women and children? Years later, we’re still in recovery. Years later we’re still attempting to heal, to rebuild. It’s not easy, the scars are painful and deep. We will always remember,  Ground Zero. – TMNK

Human Spirit

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Human Spirit – (24″ x 30″ mixed media on canvas)

We’ve all experienced the indescribable pain we feel when we lose someone we love. Yet we know inside we must go on. I wish I could paint away yours, I wish you could wipe away mine. But, it is what makes us appreciate so deeply life’s moments of joy. May this remind you that you are not alone, and that one day you shall again know joy.