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msbadger
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Wow, friend- that’s amazing, and only the first one I’ve seen so far. OMG- how powerful and beautifully done. Also, today, there’s the juxtaposition of the oil-soaked pelican on the right-side news bar…. absolutely heartbraking. You have a lot of talent and powerful imagery in that one piece. Thanks for asking me to see it!

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javaz
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My gosh, WTS, I adore this artwork because it says it all and speaks volumes.

Did you take classes or are you a natural at what you do so well?

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AdLib
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The words brilliant, talented and WTS always seem to go together.

I love this piece, WTS. So true, so potent, so evocative.

Fantastic!

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KQµårk 死神
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Excellent statement WTS. Unfortunately to evolve we have to be a reasonable society. Right now I don’t care who the leaders are. The people in this country refuse to evolve even a little.

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VegasBabe
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Agreed. but I don’t get the photo. It’s kinda eerie.

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boomer1949
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VB,

Whatsie is our resident arteest. Over-the-top talented, including this:

http://planetpov.com/2010/01/24/corporations-are-people-too-by-dr-suits/

Change is good, it builds character. Those who don’t embrace change will, as Whatsie’s drawing states, will perish — be last in line — be overlooked.

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VegasBabe
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I am in awe of such talent.

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kesmarn
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A mythical Pandora opens the forbidden box containing all the world’s troubles. Ironically it sits atop a barrel of oil. An oil soaked shore bird rises from the pollution that Pandora’s unwittingly released.

(Does its resemblance to a phoenix give us a glimmer of hope?)

Hope I got that fairly correct, WTS?

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boomer1949
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kes,

Tell me you learned this in nursing school. 🙂

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kesmarn
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boomer! It’s so good to see you here!

Yes, this was covered in Nursing Mythology 101, boomer…same place where we learned that RNs never have to empty bedpans and American insurance companies have our best interests at heart.

😆

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boomer1949
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Tanks kes,

Told Kalima awhile ago, been feeling a tad weepy lately and just couldn’t muster the energy to behave intelligently in posts.

PS – I earned a B+ in university level mythology/philosophy, but as you can read, my interpretation of Whatsie’s illustration was so completely on another tangent.
Rest assured, there may be an illustration of RNs, hospitals, bedpans-come-to- life, and insurance company heart throbs in the future. 😆

Heard from bito?

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kesmarn
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Oh, boomer, I’m sorry to hear that you’ve been feeling blue. Don’t worry about behaving intelligently in posts…why should you be any different from the rest of us? 😉
Hope you’re feeling better now.
I haven’t heard from b’ito and it makes me so sad. I’m trying to decide if there’s any sensitive, tactful, non-invasive way of getting even the most basic information… So far no light bulbs have gone off for me.

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Khirad
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That was my interpretation as well.

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Ditto –
Under the phoenix, it looks like dying tree roots –

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Fantastic symbolic artwork !! I predict that your works will be collectors’ items one day soon WTS ….

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kesmarn
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If WTS ever wanted to raise money for the Planet or another worthy cause, the originals would probably fetch a handsome price! 🙂

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choicelady
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Wow – WTS – magnificent and simply stunning in its implications! Thank you for being part of he Planet and sharing your amazing talents with us!

MIND boggling and beautiful!

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Pepe Lepew
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Did you do this yourself Whatsthatsound?

Wow, quite talented. Very powerful.

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kesmarn
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As if the Gulf Coast hadn’t already been through enough…

You have an empathetic heart, WTS. And a great talent.

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nottoolate
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Whatsie, this is astounding! Are you syndicated? This art deserves nationwide circulation, right now, IMEO (in my exalted opinion).

I think I’m still in an elemental, primitive denial stage regarding this tragedy. I grew up on the St. Johns River in Jacksonville, FL, and spent many childhood days in a rowboat in the cypress swamps, or on the beach. I could lie on the dock and watch manatees and dolphins and pelicans (prodigious shitters!), or hail a passing shrimp boat for a just-caught supply. Catch crabs. Watch egrets and herons and storks and clouds of bats.

My soul aches for the lives being lost and ruined by unchecked greed.

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Mightywoof
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Every politican should have your art tattooed on their foreheads, WTS!! I, too, seem to spend my days in a perpetual haze of anger – not good!! Your work really draws me in – there is so much more than readily meets the eye.

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Questinia
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I live near an exquisite river. A river that is teeming with fish, mostly trout. One sees trout fisherman there all the time, in their wading outfits.

Can’t eat the fish though. Up river, GE spewed it’s hostility, greed, and waste.

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Questinia
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In some ways, we already have perished. Or at the very least rotting in the fridge.

I find it hard to say anything rational about this, I am using a very unevolved part of my brain right now to process this thing.

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Questinia
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I love the motif, wts. No words necessary. Picture=1000

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