when we all become more measured,
when we all begin to find balance,
when there are fewer feet on the pavement,
when everyone returns to their nirvana:
their homes, traditions,
commutes and cubicles,
their beds where they browse social media ’til 3am…
Artists will be creating, sheltering in and authoring.
Amplifying their voices through copper, canvas, paper, lines, and aesthetic distance.
They will be in their sanctuaries building something that will stand the test of time.
To be an artist is to be in protest forever.
Black Lives Matter mural in remembrance of George Floyd by Octavio Logo (Fayetteville, AR).
Clinnesha is a writer, wife, mom, meta-artist, humanities scholar, and social entrepreneur. Her work is at the intersection of black/feminist thought, arts, culture, and community.
One thought on “No Serenity: remember the artist in times like these…”
That last line took my breath away!