Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Defining a Word Through Fine Art

I'm using this blog post to bring attention to the fine art world on etsy by choosing one word and posting how different artists present it through their work.
Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.  -John F. Kennedy 
When we say "War is over if you want it," we mean that if everyone demanded peace instead of another TV set, we'd have peace.-John Lennon 
And I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free, and I won't forget the men who died, who gave that right to me and I'll proudly stand next to him to defend her still today, 'cuz there ain't no doubt I love this land, god bless the USA. -Lee Greenwood  
Peace is more important than all justice; and peace was not made for the sake of justice, but justice for the sake of peace. -Martin Luther 

With Memorial Day is this weekend I thought I'd highlight those images from an array of artists on Etsy that convey their own interpretation.

So this week's word is ... "Memory or Memorial"

Vietnam Soldier Tribute montage with poem

Doughboy - 8x12 fine art photography print


  1. Wow! What an honor to be included with such great artwork. Thank you so much for including GeeJay Creations' "Vietnam Soldier" montage and poem. I do the design and my friend Gale writes the poetry, she will be thrilled to find this out.

    And what a great blog you've got going here. I'll be back often! Thanks again... Jaime

  2. I really think this is a brilliant series you've have going here. Thank you so much for putting the care and effort into it! – g

  3. wow thanks for sharing! amazing choices!

  4. Thank you, ladies! It really is my pleasure to do this, plus I get to see all the fantastic fine art out there!

  5. Hey Sue,

    As always you've done a bang-up job defining your word through the visual arts. Very appropriate word! Great series!

  6. oooh nice theme!! and great stuff!

  7. Oh these are beautiful along with such powerful quotes.
    Even though I am a Canadian, remembering our soldiers is near & dear to my heart. I have created a few pieces that honour those who sacrifice so much so that I may have the life I have.
    A wonderful and touching series!