I walked into a conference a few years ago hoping that I would learn something that I could use in creating my motivational speeches.
(On a side note – See, when I create speeches for people…I try to tailor it to them, and also I try to add different things in each one so that you may hear something now in one way, but an example or an illustration will give you the same idea in a way that will be more palatable to the brain….similar to this wonderful artist on this page..incidentally.)
The conference was the conference of Abuse, Neglect and Dependency (Three words that plague our society. Three words that could use so much help trying to prevent. If someone truly wants to help change and save the world…these areas are definitely areas that are in great need. They link to so many other crimes in later life, and in later situations if either of the three are allowed to go on past the birth of a child or in a child’s home!)
The first thing I saw when I walked in to the lobby was a number of portraits, paintings, and lithographs of multicultural people celebrating their similarities and differences.
Then I realized
There are words in that picture.
That is the magic of George E. Miller III work. It defies art to be less than all that it could be.
Not only does his canvas speak to you in color, artist stroke, creativity, and composition…the subject matter itself inspires us to see the world in a new way. It inspires us to see a world where there are no racial borders, there are no country borders, there is only one rich stew of cultures and people. This stew is not something to balk at, but instead it is something to revere and celebrate.
Then there are the words…
This creates a dimension all on its own. A fold in a sleeve spells hope on a child with a bruise on its eye. A hand is slightly discolored and reads “READ” as a group of children enjoy a book. A cloud thanks god and a sky tells us to believe in the ability of peace…yet, only in the word of peace drawn out through sun rays.
George’s art is in a class of its own.
If you have not followed any of the links that you have passed thus far, please click here and look at all of the art in its splendor and think about displaying it proudly as a statement of your view that the world can be a better, more peaceful world away from neglect, abuse, and abandonment.
Yet…on another note. Let us lift up George for doing exactly what I ask every person I meet, talk to, or come across to do. George is an artist. His talent is obvious, and his art speaks for itself (Yet, I’ve done a lot of speaking for it.)
What can you do that can help change the world for the better?
How can you promote the cessation of violence, negativity, and destruction?