Corita Kent: Inspiration For Hope When Times Are Dark

 
 for emergency use soft shoulder - 1966

for emergency use soft shoulder - 1966

Right now things don't feel so good in the world. Our government is pushing hateful agendas and are telling us that this is how America will be great again. I am angry. I am disgusted. I am heart broken. But, I still have to get up everyday, go to work, smile, laugh, hug, dance, eat, call my friends, watch Westworld... I still have to move through my life. For my sanity. But, that doesn't feel right anymore. Actionable steps are needed. 

In times like these I find myself digging into books, magazines and the internet to escape the dark realities. This time around I cam across the art of Corita Kent. A nun. An artist. A pop artist. A humanitarian. A wonder woman. To learn more about her click here

 we can make it - 1966 

we can make it - 1966 

 love is hard work - 1985

love is hard work - 1985

 

Her art gives me inspiration for hope. For love. Her joy. Her wish for beauty in this world is my wish as well...

 untitled - 1984

untitled - 1984

 untitled - 1984

untitled - 1984

 in touch (commission) - 1969

in touch (commission) - 1969

but the man looked at the vivid stars before dawn, as they rained down to the sea, and the dog-star green toward’s the sea’s rim. And he thought: “How plastic is it, how full of curves and folds like an invisible rose of dark-petalled openness that shows where the dew touches its darkeness! How full it is, and great beyond all gods. How it leans around me, and I am part of it, the great rose of space. I am like a grain of its beauty. Now the world is one flower of many petalled darknessess, and I am in its perfume as in a touch.”” This is the great atonement, to be in touch...”
— D. H . Lawrence

On 6/23 I will be popping up at Sincerely, Tommy from 1-5pm. 10% of my sales will be donated to ACLU and Kids In Need of Defense (KIND). Please stop by, shop, hang and help make a deference. 

Maya Shaw