Spokesperson, 2017 #RichardMudariki draws inspiration from Old Masters paintings, and social political issues surrounding Africa. His works are recognized for their bright and bold color palettes, and engaging compositions involving allegorical symbolism.
🎼 "Now I saved you," cried the woman
And you've bit me, even why?
And you know your bite is poisonous and now I'm going to die"
"Ah shut up, silly woman," said that reptile with a grin "Now you knew darn well I was a snake before you brought me in
Please, take me in, oh tender woman
Take me in, for heaven's sake
Take me in, tender woman," sighed the snake, sighed the snake "Take me in tender woman
"Come on in you pretty snake…
Come on in, yeah, come on in you pretty snake…🎶🎶🎶 Johnny Rivers ~ “The Snake”
I encourage my peers to go to the library instead of the club. This makes me an asshole. Doesn't it, Portland. I'm glad I'm an asshole. I'll keep reading, you keep partying. I'm encouraging the kids to be healthy. I want everyone to encourage their peers in any efforts they make to heal and become sober, contributing, intelligent, members of society. Some of us are to here to work, while the rest of you and your kids party it up like its 1999. It's not 1999. Its not 1960. It's not the fucking roaring twenties. It's fucking 2018. Alcoholism and drug abuse is not fucking cool anymore. Not in my fucking house it's not. Your adults, Start acting like it Portland. We're tired of your shit. Instead of staying current with hype and pop culture, reach into the fabric of your communities and try to fucking care a little more. Try to be fucking useful instead of a burden while you leach off of the system you all hate so much. Don't bite the hand that feeds you, you will starve. Marching and protesting....it's the new festival culture! Yea! Protests are fun! Let's go and break stuff and yell at the cops! Yea! Dumb fucks. Get it together Portland. What your seeing on social media is not what is happening in the real world. Your not seeing the whole picture and that's exactly how they want it. Fractured. Shattered. Split. Open your eyes. Quit shitting on each other and tearing our country apart at the seams. If your not here to contribute to the system, than get the fuck out. I'm not here to party. I'm here to work. Portland. I'm here to contribute. I am contributing. What the fuck are you doing here? #pdx#art#darkart#politicalart#occultart#arttherapy#criticalthinking#mkultra#aluminumchloride#electricshocktherapy#dissociativeidentitydisorder#schizophrenia#psychosis#mentalhealth#religion#science#medicine#psychiatry#hyperhidrosis#experiments#poverty#sobriety#classism#ableism#educationalsystem#communication#feminism#liberalism#conservatives#mentalhealthawareness
“Rape: Is Everybody’s Concern,” Billboard created for “From Reverence To Rape To Respect” by Suzanne Lacy, Leslie Labowitz and Claudia King, 1978.
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Stedelijk museum in Amsterdam was filled with some of my favorite modern and contemporary artists. The political undertones and abstract symbolism was so refreshing and also parralells some of the same issues we are experiencing in today's society.