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03-24-2011, 07:26 AM
With everything going on in the world today, I can't help but to think about the world my (our) kids will grow up in. This was an image that came to me late one night as I was trying to sleep. Eventually our kids will have to learn that this world isn't all sunshine and lollipops. It's a shame but perhaps they will have the answers we have yet to come up with... I hope!!!

Anyway... I just felt this image needed a little history of its creation. As always, thanks for checking it out! :)

03-24-2011, 07:49 AM
Sketch, what a powerful statement, this really makes you sit up and take notice, if one has not done that, it is very sad to see how things are getting destroyed and killed in our world, and I hope you are right in saying that maybe the children of today may take a stand in the future, you have expressed your fears so well in your wonderful painting, sad but true.....Pat

03-24-2011, 08:02 AM
I agree Sketch thats its a very worrying future but hope springs eternal. A powerful, moving and well painted picture:)

03-24-2011, 09:59 AM
For us, the future has arrived. Nobody could imagine these situations 50 years ago. If nothing changes, the line is already drawn ... artists like you, know how to represent this reality with emotion and lyricism. Congratulations.

03-24-2011, 10:37 AM
Wow! Talk about a picture being worth a 1,000 words.....
Your painting really drives home the point.
Great job Sketch:):)

03-24-2011, 11:11 AM
Dearest Eddie, This should be poster sized and placed all over the world. Here we are on a planet of immeasurable natural energies and power to harness free or with low cost to its inhabitants, and still mankind still does not understand basic needs. Wasteful and greedy. It is as if there is a deliberate dumbing down mankind. It is my hope that people will stop turning their heads and ignoring what is happening. Sorry to rant so Eddie. I love your painting and as always top notch.

03-24-2011, 07:11 PM
Eddie - outstanding - I echo Barnburner's "a picture is worth a thousand words" - and this is a touching one with which to say them. Showed this one to Rosy who, like me, finds it a moving statement brought to life by a compassionate and concerned creative energy well placed.

03-24-2011, 09:23 PM
This gave me chills. I agree that this should be a poster!:):)

03-24-2011, 09:29 PM
Impressive and wordlessly eloquent image! :eek::cool:
You're a communication genius apart from a great artist, as evident in this deceivingly simple and certainly powerful painting which is poetry too! :):):):):)

03-25-2011, 04:59 AM
With the hazards of nuclear energy, the insane cost (and depletion) of oil, and the seemingly lack of interest to use renewable and safe methods of energy (solar and wind), I felt the need to express myself the best way I know how...Art! I feel defeated and frustrated at times how the greed of the very few triumphs over the creation of a safe sustainable future for the majority.

My kids, 6 and 8, didn't understand this painting when they saw it but it opened a door for discussion about our world and how it works. That alone was reason enough to paint it!:)

Thank you ALL for your wonderful feedback on this. Your comments are always inspiring and you make my day brighter!:D:D:D

D Akey
03-25-2011, 06:03 AM
I always wanted a nuclear powered kite. . . When I was a lad, I had a wind powered one. Worked fine.

Yeah, it's a strong contrast you made there. Ironic. Well done.

03-25-2011, 06:30 AM
well done and well said Sketchism..

03-25-2011, 11:54 PM
Disturbing image, very well represented in future probably not as future, great job.