Paradigm shifts through art

One last throwback to my first year…a story from my childhood about how art affected my views of race and culture.

Jedi by Knight

I’ve been meaning to write this post for a few months now, and I felt today was the day, for Dr. King.  This is the story of how a painting changed the way I think about the world, and how art can shape the mindset of a child.

This past November, I had a print re-framed and hung it in the living room of my new house.  I had it done by McKay Bricker in Kent, and they did a beautiful job:

Aquarium Aquarium by Arthur Rayford

This print was given to me by the artist, Arthur Rayford, when I was maybe 7 years old. I had tagged along with my mother, a reporter for the local paper, as she went to interview him.  Mr. Rayford was a staple of the art scene in DeLand, Florida, my hometown, for many years; you can see some of his other works here

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