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

Hangman

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Hangman – (mixed media on masonite 18″ x 24″)

 

Keep hope alive, or keep hate alive? I guess it depends on what letters you choose. It all comes down to choices. The choice to embrace the promise of tomorrow, where we use our collective power to work together, or we can continue to find reasons to hate each other. 
It seems the more things CHANGE, the more they stay the same. Power to the people. – TMNK

Trick-O-Nometry

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An overheard  conversation while riding the train today, inspired my hypothesis, and this painting. Trickonometry, is not to be confused with it’s sibling trigonometry. The latter is simple mathematics. However trick-o-nometry,  requires computations rivaling quantum physics.

Trickonometry is a combination of advanced calculations, and complex division, and socio-bs used to keep us the human race divided. Disliking, prejudging, HATING each other, simply because of the color of one’s skin. Sadly, while great gains have been made in modern medicine and science, it seems we still have a long way to go before we accept the simple math that we’re all equal. – TMNK