Friday, June 22, 2018

Indivisible: Moorpark College Art Students

I am pleased to present square number 113 created by art student Sarah M. from Professor Erika Lizée's Gallery Practices class at Moorpark College: 

Together, ink and watercolor on Bristol board, 2018.


This work was shown at the Moorpark College Art Gallery this past April along with the existing Indivisible Project squares.
  
About this piece,  Sarah writes: "When I thought about what being indivisible meant to me, one thing came to mind.  I imagined people coming together for a cause.  With our nation being so divided politically, I felt it important to express the idea that no matter the race, age, or religion of a person, we can all be united against hate. We can join together hand in hand and be stronger together."

Please keep sending your squares to the Indivisible Project.      

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Indivisible: Moorpark College Art Students

I am pleased to present square number 112 created by art student Katlynne D. from Professor Erika Lizée's Gallery Practices class at Moorpark College: 

Intertwine, inkjet print, 2018.

This work was shown at the Moorpark College Art Gallery this past April along with the existing Indivisible Project squares.
  
About this print, Katlynne writes: "The quote seen across the photo was taken from a conversation that was sampled from one of my favorite songs in which it discusses about humanity's higher purpose and how to reach it: the willingness to open up and collaborate with one another in order to fulfill everyone. I took this photograph because it was a moment between my younger nieces when they were at the beach and immediately locked hands as they tried to run away from the ocean's wave before it touched them. That moment made me think  of how at times of stress we bring down our "walls" and open up to each other in need.  If more of us brought down our walls to help each other or to be there for one another, everyone would be satisfied."

Please keep sending your squares to the Indivisible Project.     
 

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Indivisible: Moorpark College Art Students

I am pleased to present square number 111 created by art student Natalie H. from Professor Erika Lizée's Gallery Practices class at Moorpark College: 


Walk In My Shoes, acrylic on canvas paper, 2018.
This work was shown at the Moorpark College Art Gallery this past April along with the existing Indivisible Project squares.
 
About this painting, Natalie writes: "To me humanity means we recognize our shared journey as humans with respect to our individual experiences and lives.  I choose to illustrate this individuality through different shoes collectively walking forward."

Please keep sending your squares to the Indivisible Project.       

Friday, June 15, 2018

Indivisible: Moorpark College Art Students

I am pleased to present square number 110 created by art student Lydia P. from Professor Erika Lizée's Gallery Practices class at Moorpark College:

Heart It Races, acrylic on canvas, 2018.

This work was shown at the Moorpark College Art Gallery this past April along with the existing Indivisible Project squares.
 
About this painting, Lydia writes: "The human race as a collective is always moving up, on and through.  Humanity beats in its own way. Our hearts race together.  This work demonstrates the spirit of the Indivisible Project by reflecting the motion of humanity."

Please keep sending your squares to the Indivisible Project.      

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Indivisible: Moorpark College Art Students

I am happy to present square number 109 created by art student  Jesus I. from Professor Erika Lizée's Gallery Practices class at Moorpark College:

No Longer Slient, Speak Freely, inkjet print, 2018.

This work was shown at the Moorpark College Art Gallery this past April along with the existing Indivisible Project squares.
 
About this print, Jesus writes: "This image is inspired in part by the recent student marches that have taken place around school shootings and gun control and also by women who have spoken out about the sexual abuse they have endured.  The actions of these people give me hope in knowing that there will always be people that work to enact the change they want to see. The frustration of not being heard and taking action is what I wanted to highlight in this image because we are able to make change in the world if we speak out when we know that there are problems and take steps to correct them."

Please keep sending your squares to the Indivisible Project.     

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Indivisible: Moorpark College Art Students

I am pleased to present square number 108 created by art student Macgregor M. from Professor Erika Lizée's Gallery Practices class at Moorpark College:

Don't Be a ****..., acrylic markers and spray paint on foam core, 2018.
This work was shown at the Moorpark College Art Gallery this past April along with the existing Indivisible Project squares.
 

It is timely as this work is a reminder that one can state their thoughts and opinions without being crass, rude and dismissive of opposing parties.  Civil discourse is possible and desperately needed.  Otherwise, we are get nowhere fast.

About this work, Macgregor writes: "This piece represents decency by showing that you don't have to be mean about being polite.  Soft letters and bright colors contrast the message portrayed.  The deterioration of the text also shows how that standard is slowly disappearing."

Please keep sending your squares to the Indivisible Project.    

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Indivisible: Moorpark College Art Students

I am pleased to present square number 107 created by art student Audrey B. from Professor Erika Lizée's Gallery Practices class at Moorpark College:

Many Thoughts, One Nation, ink and acrylic on paper, 2018.
This work was shown at the Moorpark College Art Gallery this past April along with the existing Indivisible Project squares.

About this work, Audrey writes: "We are a large country, composed of many different ideologies, movements, religions, etc., but it is important to remember that we are tied together by the common goal of being an outstanding nation. To achieve greatness, we must function together,  like the sails on a ship which, when they work properly, guide it steadily and quickly to its destination. Acceptance of differing opinions is the key to a cleanly operating and truly indivisible nation."

So true!  Please keep sending your squares to the Indivisible Project.