Me Art for 2015 and 2016

Trying to put all my recent artworks in one place

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Days of Awe (2016) Acyrlic on Canvas

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Tree Heart (2016) Charcoal on paper, painted red wooden frame made by dad, glue metal key

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Tree Heart (acrylic painting) (2016) Upon seeing the charcoal drawing above Nancy Rourke told me to paint it so i tried to : )

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2nd Wave of De’VIA is SURDISM (black ink on paper) (2016) Text: 2nd Wave of De’VIA 1989 SURDISM 2009

August 14-31 De’VIA Central Facebook hosted a challenge to use De’VIA animal motifs everyday – click for pdf of my drawings for the #DeVIAanimalmotif challenge 2016
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Fall 2016 – Acrylic on cavas board – for Tom

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Amalfi Coast (2016) Watercolor (non-De’VIA)

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Snow Owl (2016) Graphite (non-De’VIA)

link to the artworks i made and exhibited at the To Deafhood with Love exhibit at AMoR in Sept 2016 https://deafhoodwlove.wordpress.com/pds-art/

link to the artworks i made during the Feb 2016 De’VIA motif challenge
handeyes.wordpress.com/2016/02/01/devia-29-challenge-2016-me-art/

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De’VIA Heart for DC (2016) Polyform with Acrylic on canvas

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Deaf Grassroots (2016) Charcoal on paper

EARLIER WORKS:

Feb 2015 De’VIA Challenge https://handeyes.wordpress.com/2015/02/07/me-artworks-for-the-28-days-of-devia-feb-2015/

 

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Where there is a vision, the people flourish (2015) Mixed media encaustic painting
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L’Chaim (2015) Acrylic on Canvas (right image has text for various symbols) (For Steve J.)

 

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Life and Death of a Deaf Woman (2015) Acrylic on Canvas with gold foil (for Betty G. Miller’s wife – Nancy Creighton)

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Moshe (2015) encaustic painting – made at De’VIA curr II (CSD)

Veditz with Sign Union Flag at Volta Bureau (2015)  – Mixed media – ASL Sculpture made at De’VIA Curriculum II (CSD)

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Self-portrait (2015) Foam and acrylic paint made at De’VIA Curr II (CSD)

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Veditz Building the Mt (2014) Acrylic on Canvas (for the Balard Family)

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Phone Home Q (2012) – Mixed Media

To see 4 mixed media pieces from the NTID Mythology exhibit (2005) – go to:
https://www.rit.edu/~w-dada/paddhd/publicDA/main/artists/PattiDurr/Art/portfolio.htm

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rEVOLution

yep we need a revolution – plain and simple

backlash is more than just a b#tch.  its deadly

RepubliCANT party couldn’t stand a Black man as boss so they blocked any good thing he ever tried to do and the one big bill he got through (Health Care Reform) – they tried to get overturned and have vowed to repeal or reform the reform

seriously so so so so wrong

and of course the RepubliCANTs vowed that if a Vagina-bearing person became boss they would again block anything she ever tried to do

so mature

so healthy

so egalitarian

so humanitarian

nope – nah

what it is – is again so so so WRONG

and so the RepubliCANTs because they gained power by allowing for misogyny and hate to be preached via folks like Rush Limbaugh and Fox news and the Tea Party – realize they have created a monster.  By being such obstructionists – the Republicans made the US of A distrust the government and Congress and thus a candidate with NO EXPERIENCE in any governmental capacity and someone who is totally a wild card and unpredictable and anti-establishment WON. Trump won against everything single Republican (and Democrat) they put forward.  why because hate begets more hate

yep – the Republican National Convention – you did this

but you aint too upset cuz your chairman is gonna be tight with Trump and cuz you also won the Congress and you will get conservative justices on the US Supreme Court and you will have 4 years to plan and plot to get someone more controllable at the helm while maintaining and GROWING your power and undermining any and all progress that has been made towards social justice – White boy power – yeah! you say

and you got Bannon to help lead the way – so so so wrong!

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You will never see a Trump crowd responding to a little birdie like this – true progressive reform calls for a Love rEVOLution.  May we all aim to be extremists of love as Martin Luther King, Jr and others taught us

and Dear DemoCRAPic National Convention – you did this too.  seriously – you were so deceitful in your quest to undermine bernie sanders and pave the way for hillary clinton. Hillary is as established as “establishment” gets and this is what you ran – one of the most hated and vilified who if she had managed to win the electoral college, the Republicants would have blocked EVERYTHING she ever proposed. AND YOU KNOW THIS

so yes i wanted OBAMA in the White House – i didnt want him there as a figure head and to see Black folks (men and WOMEN) being killed in the streets by the police under Obama’s watch

so yes i wanted a woman in the White House – i didnt necessarily want Hillary and i would have much preferred Bernie

we do need a rEVOLution

Michael Moore is right – the Democrats need to run a celebrity that everyone loves and who would want the job – he suggests Tom Hanks or Oprah Winfrey

As long as they have a truly progressive plan – id vote for ’em

first up – do away with the electoral college and then overturn Citizen United and establish a department of peace and restorative justice

this country was founded on brutal racism, sexism, ableism, heterosexism, capitalism … and bloodshed – its time to right that wrong

peace
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Dear Hillary & the U S of A

Dear Hillary:

My deepest sorrow that you did not win the election (well you really did because you won the popular vote so far – its just the bonky electoral college bs that beat ya. boo and grr).  While i did not vote for you in the primaries – preferring the progressive of Bernie Sanders – i did vote for you in the national election.

And i did stay up all night almost gnawing at my nails and pulling out my hair as i saw the voting results tumbling in.

it felt as if we all were in free fall – that the impossible, the unbelievable, and the inane was coming to be.

im still a bit shell shocked.

yesterday afternoon a wee little girl came up to me and asked
“who did you vote for?”
and not knowing her or her parents politics i said
“well im not sure if i should say”
and next she said “my mommy voted for the girl.”
and then “did you vote for the girl?”
“yes” i said.  “i voted for the girl”
and she said “the boy is mean, isn’t he?”
to which i said the truth “yes, he is rather mean”
and then she said “if she wins – she will be the first girl president”
to which i said “yes she will”

and this reminded me of another wee child who held my hand as we skipped down a sidewalk in manhattan many moons ago who said looking up at me
“are you going to vote for Obama?”
and i smiled big (as i had not reservations about voting for Obama nor of what his parents might think)
and he said “good because Obama is just like me”
and when i raised my eyebrows to ask him to elaborate
he replied “his parents are Black and White like mine”
to which i looked back at his parents and smiled
and then he said “imagine someone in the White House that looks like me”

and so i did and we all did and many of us made it possible and it came to be

and the Republicans spent every second they had fighting this beautiful person and they vowed to fight the person who “looks like me” if she became president

and so we see Sexism and Racism and Capitalism and Nationalism are very dangerous

but as the earth moves around the sun today – i am thinking of some positives because to live in fear is to feed hate.  and i am not a hater.  i know LOVE triumphs over all – so i am looking for what WE – the people – are to do in the days and years ahead.

1. dont believe polls
2. get everyone you know and love to register to vote and to vote in every single election until the next presidential election and vote then too
3. challenge the Republicans to be just, right, and good
4. know that while social media is great a sharing information – it is also great at spreading lies
5. the electoral college prevents direct democracy

we need a truly progressive party to raise up and make the US great

cuz she has never truly been great and i love the US   i truly do but the electoral college is bullshit

Hillary won the popular vote – that should be enough

why do we have this gate keeper – this electorial college with its weird assortment of voting delegates that throws an election away from what the people voted for?

we are not a democracy and we perpetuate this shit – the powerful stay in power

and little girls have to say – not today.  not today will there be someone like me in the White House – when all over the globe in developing nations and developed nations – Women have ruled their world.  But nah not so much in the US of A

and this is what trump means when he says – make America Great Again – he means return to a society where women are property and objects and Black people are treated like criminals and Latinos are assumed to be rapists and disabled people are mocked

the people should and can be trusted – demolish the electoral college

direct election – popular vote wins
one person one vote

or just keep on with the same ole same ole – 2 steps forward and 3 steps back

see ya at the rEVOLution folks

and now i continue to grieve – not just for family but for our country tis of thee

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