Description A detail from the painting; The American Dream (Based on a Night mare).This is a peace dove with a trail of clear bue skies and an olive branch is stymied by smog/smoke and chem trails. STOP CHEM TRAILS is a simple yet powerful image that addresses a very scary 'top secret' agenda to poison our atmosphere, crops and minds with chemicle dust cloud that marks the sky like scars and leaves a trail of strange poisons that alter weather and our health...why in the world our taxes pay for this pernicious criminal practice is an anomaly of living in USA that caters to a bully sadistic Pentagon agenda of violence and war against foreigners and our own people at home...some chuckle at such paranoid theories as nonsense and feel that the upper cold atmosphere just freezes the exhaust leaving a long plume and that's that. I guess a jet pilot has the real answer.The painting is basically a sad stroke against a solid revelation John & Yoko elucidated in the late 60'sWAR IS OVER! Jesus Christ also tried telling us that 2000 years ago but the bellicose agenda continues to over ride the Peace doves olive branch offering...
FRANK CRAVEN, New York City Member Since February 2010 Artist Statement I was born in NYC but grew up in Hidden Hills California (with a horse and pony)
1968 MLK/RFK shot Vietnam etc. My folks took me and sis (Patricia) from the top of Ireland to the bottom of Portugal and settled in Barcelona Spain.
There I studied art with Kieth Patterson and worked alongside the Catalan
artists Carles Briega Bonbon and Salvador Dali to find my own paradigm and school of thought.
I have exhibited at The American Institute of Barcelona and various other galleries,
restaurants, discos and yoga centers...painting wall murals and cielings.
I re-live my italian renaissance lifetime as church muralist and take it to the next level as an ongoing intergalactic ambassador gridding the planet with light and introducing the new merkaba spin, healing mandala art work for hospitals and individuals. Ofcourse I have canvases and sketchpads full of fascinating stories that answer my query about life and the life in between our Earthwalks.
I do not do art, art does me...suddenly I am attacked and find myself in a zone that relinquishes common sense duties, so I don't worry about marketing or professional politics - I make money as an actor, writer, musician and sometimes as an artist but I can only paint when my muse(s) crank a swift kick in my butt. Art does me, I don't do art....