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November 23, 2012
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Freedom by NickyBarkla Freedom by NickyBarkla
Nicky Barkla Facebook Art Page

24"x 40"
This piece depicts the American gift of freedom of choice (and voice). As part of the upcoming 2013 VoicesElect movement and gallery and to be displayed at the Miami Beach Art Basel 2012.
It has yet to be titled.
Sincere thanks to the art director, Paul L. R. Du Bois, for inviting me to take part in such a notable event. The Museo Vault, Florida
and my friend Robin for supplying human reference.
"From December 6 through 9, Miami Beach, Florida, will host the 11th edition of Art Basel, the most prestigious art show in the Americas. More than 260 leading galleries from North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa will take part, showcasing works by more than 2,000 artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. ..Over 50,000 people are expected to attend"
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WILDarius Apr 27, 2013  Student General Artist
My American History professor said something interesting in class this past week as we discussed the Civil War and I immediately thought of it when I saw this piece.
(I'll paraphrase as best I can from memory)

"When the emancipation proclamation freed the black slaves of the south it seemed slavery was defeated. Yet, in order to defeat the south, the federal government in the Union had to make radical unconstitutional decisions. In effect, we traded one form of slavery (southern African American slavery) for another (enslavement of the whole US population by the federal government)"
nishiewa Apr 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
did u win? looks like u could've....
74tom Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Supi :)
SaTaNiA Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This artwork is feature in my last article : "This week in my MC #5"
great concept beautifully done
SaTaNiA Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome concept ! :clap:
ZeldaDreams Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer

Your beautiful artwork has been featured [link] :aww:
AnthonyRalano Nov 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
So so good! Love to see your work!
Interesting concept. It kind of fits the psyche of this country, too. Amazing how many people believe their rights are such that they should be allowed to curtail the rights of others. How in the hell they come to that conclusion has always evaded my ability to comprehend. But anyway, yeah, I get the whole gagged by Freedom thing.

Perhaps a good title would be something along those lines. You know, the freedom to speak out versus the ideology that only those who say what certain people want to hear should be allowed to do so. You'll probably want to pare it down a bit, though.. ;)

Nicely done, in any event. Hopefully it will have the effect of making people who see it think about those deeper meanings.
abcartattack Nov 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome work!
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