Zachary Breaux 

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Saturday September 18,2021

I wanted to introduce my latest piece of artwork to the website and my collectors. This piece is title Zachary Breaux who is the guitarist that inspired me to digitally paint this peace. While listening to his music it moved me to the artwork and the next thing you know I was done. What impressed me about the young man was at the end of his life he lost it trying to save someone else in Miami Beach. just knowing that his life was lost in that manner I was spiritually moved by his music. I believe that his portrait was worthy to be included with my 20th century Nuggets.He is truly one of the most talented guitarist that i have had the privledge to sit down and truly enjoy. Amen
Here is a sample of his music.Listen to "Zachary Breaux" on Spreaker.
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MK Williams

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Thursday September 9 2021

One of the most disturbing issues about living the American experience is Substance abuse. How many lives are going to continue to move into eternity prematurely due to it. Many of the challenges that we face in our lives escalate when we use substances. Once you encounter the use of drugs, alcohol, and pills it is very difficult to put down. It takes a strong love of God and self to put into perspective a life without substances. For those who disagree with this statement you have to develop an esteem level of self that identifies with you and only you. This is the place where God comes in. He is the only one who can speak to who you so that you can recognize your truth. Here is a word from the prophet Jeremiah that gives an insight of how God presents us with the victory. It says, For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, said the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you and expected in. Then shall ye call upon me, and I will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. (Jeremiah 29: 11-14) The word of God is his power and with it you will achieve victory. Without God in the picture, you will not win My most recent images are an image I produced concerning the wonderful talented and gifted actor Michael K Willams. It is alleged that his life was cut short by the use of substances. I refuse to call the substance by name because all that is going to do is characterize his use according to what others believe about the substance. He was a standup guy when it came to representing the hood he came from. I am encouraged today that the tools necessary to claim the victory over substance abuse are present and available to us. It is sad to see young men and women continue to bow out to this disease. Amen Limited Edition Print 30 (Certificate is available) SHIPS WITHIN 2 - 3 business days Our prints are produced on acid-free papers using archival inks to guarantee that they last a lifetime without fading or loss of color. All art prints include a 1" white border around the image to allow for future framing and matting, if desire Click on image to view print options

Nosaka 

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Sunday September 12 2021

Nosaka Nosaka comes to me from the strength of the young tennis champion Naomi Osaka. Established in 1997 this champion won my attention with her struggle with her challenges. The battle that ensued while she managed to address her challenges and say no to the sports and tennis world was outstanding. To say no to millions of dollars while on top of her game. She is breath of fresh air to all who struggle with taken time off instead of hard charging into death through mental illness. Her decision to leave the game for an indefinate amount of time speaks volumes. There is a piece in the bible written by King David which I believe speaks to her heart. The king worships God with this ; I praise you,for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works ; my soul knows it very well. Psalm 139:14 In these trying times we need to be reminded of the challeges we face in our mental health . Be encouraged to address and confront them instead of saving face and going off the deep end to please others. Remember it is our uniqueness which presents our greatness unto the glory (goodness) of God. Amen Limited Edition Print 30 (Certificate is available) SHIPS WITHIN 2 - 3 business days Our prints are produced on acid-free papers using archival inks to guarantee that they last a lifetime without fading or loss of color. All art prints include a 1" white border around the image to allow for future framing and matting, if desire Click on image to view print options

I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO  

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Thursday August 19 2021

Inspired by James Baldwin's unfinished manuscript, Remember This House, a collection of notes and letters written by Baldwin in the mid-1970s.[6] The documentary I Am Not Your Negro includes some of Baldwin's thoughts on the lives and deaths of his close friends and civil rights leaders Medgar Evers (assassinated in 1963), Malcolm X (assassinated in 1965), and Martin Luther King Jr. (assassinated in 1968). In the documentary, the voice of Samuel Jackson softly reading James Baldwin's notes clarify his intention in writing this manuscript: "I want these 3 lives to bang against and reveal each other, as in truth they did, and use their dreadful journey as a means of instructing the people whom they loved so much...and for whom they gave their lives..." [taking on "the lies and the hope of a nation"].One of the most interesting revelations about this documentary it reveals the present day America. Our suppose to be diverse society still struggles with the race and class ,rich and poor, good and evil and most of all reverence to God. The day when all of us can firmly stand on the power of God's word then and only then will we live. In the 42 years since Mr Baldwins manuscript the formula necessary to make ths diverse nation palatable (an action or proposal, acceptable or satisfactory)has eluded us by way of our arrogance, fear and greed. Our narcissistic (infated since of self importance) disorder that is present in some of our politics and culture tend to remove us from the love necessary to heal this nation of its ills. May God have mercy on our souls. Limited Edition Print 15