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I Lied.

I did not talk about why the post about Quinn’s artwork, Mend, was so deeply difficult for me to write. I avoided the subject and slapped on a pun because I was scared to share why Nathaniel Quinn’s painting made me cry. And I cried, big-time.

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“World without Sun, by Christine Davis, Toronto” by VicPhotos is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

Nathaniel Mary Quinn is an artist from Chicago best known for his artistic compositions where he constructs abstract human portraits using different images and drawings to form a collage-like work of art.

One of his pieces, titled Mend, depicts a person made up of various different artistic mediums and styles…


Agnes Martin, Burning Tree (1961). (22779110248).jpg2,736 × 4,864; 4.62 MB

Agnes Martin was an abstract contemporary artist who created paintings and works of art that expressed a myriad of emotions through minimalist and expressionist styles. Above is an image of one of her creations, Burning Tree. This piece is somewhat uncharacteristic compared with her other works, which feature horizontal pastel…


Ed Ruscha is an American Pop Art artist who is famous for his photographs and paintings. He lived in Los Angeles, California for over a decade and created works of art based on the everyday things he saw, such as gas stations and restaurants, and experienced while living there. The…


The New Jerusalem by Mollie Walker Freeman (2013).

A community is defined as a group of people united by common characteristics and interests. As a teenager, the need to be part of a community and have a sense of belonging is as fundamental as it gets living in a world where you are constantly overwhelmed by the creeping…


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January 5th, 2020: “WHO published our first Disease Outbreak News on the new virus. This is a flagship technical publication to the scientific and public health community as well as global media. …


“The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct”- Carl Jung

All children around the world play. In play, children exercise their vivid imaginations, ability to work as a team, build social connection, and learn the importance of acceptance and sympathy. In recent…


Migos- the creators of “Bad and Boujee”

Since before the Elizabethan Era, the expected behavior and acceptable roles in society for men and women have always placed women in an inferior standing compared to their male equivalents, and there is still evidence of the same discriminating and fundamentally disrespectful message today in modern rap music.

In Othello…


For a country that is dependent on immigrants and prides itself on welcoming everybody, we have become particularly antagonistic and biased against immigrants. Although the recent anti-immigrant rhetoric has escalated dramatically, and laws and regulations have been amended to discourage immigration in all of its forms, this is not a…


“Hope springs eternal”- Alexander Pope

With our world currently under unprecedented stress from partisan extremes, self indulgence, greed, intolerance and tribal politics, it is movies, such as the Seven Samurai, that call to our better Angels.

This cinematic masterpiece reinforces the notion that good prevails over evil and that despite…

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