Multi Moments

Art by Fire

This is a piece of copper 36″x 72″ that was in my storage container during the fire that wipe out the town of Paradise Ca and parts of Magalia Ca. All the color and design was cause by fire. I clean up the copper and cover it in a layer of epoxy to preserve. The fire took about 50 pieces of my art and left me with this and few others that I am working on. thanks for looking, Nick Knezic 

Inside out

This is a painting from 2017, in acrylic on canvas, 90 cm x 70 cm, influenced by Russian constructivism and Brazilian neoconcrete movement, where geometry leads everything.

OK, I’m ready and willing to carry this out

This 1976 cartoon by Edmund Valtman shows the white Southern Rhodesia Prime Minister Ian Smith (left), talking to Secretary of State Henry Kissinger (right).  Under Smith’s leadership, Southern Rhodesia declared its independence from Great Britain in 1965. Only after international economic sanctions brought the country to the brink of disaster in 1976 did he reluctantly accept a plan proposed by Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and British Prime Minister James Callaghan to transfer power to the black majority within two years. However, it took a number of years before the country became fully independent under its new name, Zimbabwe.

Credit: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, drawing by Edmund S. Valtman, LC-DIG-ppmsc-07961

Gordon Parks photo, circa. 1943

In 1943, Gordon Parks, was a photographer for the Farm Services Administration documenting aspects of race in American life.  This photo was taken at a Camp in New York that was integrated long before it was acceptable.  The Camp is named for Gaylord White, a prominent progressive in New York in what was known as the settlement movement.  Gordon Parks, “Interracial Activities at Camp Gaylord White, where children are aided by the Methodist Camp Service. Campers singing the ‘Ballad for Americans'” Arden, New York.  Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA/OWI Collection, # LC-DIG-fsa-8d32620