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November 27, 2012

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Please follow this link to my blog: http://joshsantacruz.blogspot.com/2012/1...
I'm an artist who feels that it's time to use my talents to promote the country that I want to live in. My latest piece is a portrait of Alexis de Tocqueville and his famous quote about socialism.

Although I make art of all types of subject matter, I have been compelled to make more politically oriented art. Please visit the blog and share this piece with anyone and everyone that you know! If the liberals can use art to push their social justice agendas we can certainly make a statement with art too! Who's with me?


2 years 9 months ago (Edited)

Brilliant!! You need to direct your art and messages to those on the high school and college campuses! They are passionate and misguided. You have a gift that can inspire and energize!

2 years 9 months ago

Amen to that, Annette! Josh, you can really make a difference! Go for it!

2 years 9 months ago

(Regarding art in a free market) I have a little essay I wrote a couple weeks ago. I hope you don't mind its headiness and length. In my essay I compare the lives of two composers from the last century, one free and one a subject of USSR:

Why I think the survival of the arts depends upon the free market: A response to the young man in Chicago celebrating President Obama’s victory Nov. 2012 (he was projecting an era of support for the Arts through government endowments.)

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2 years 9 months ago

Bravo, Joshua! As in your namesake's Biblical passage:

"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” ~ Joshua 1:9 (NKJV)

Best to you and your future works!

2 years 8 months ago (Edited)

Thank you all for your support! I'm just waking up to this wealth of ideas and subject matter that is the truth. I don't know where the Spirit will lead me. I must admit that I have always struggled with reconciling my art with my faith. It's a challenge but it's not impossible.

2 years 8 months ago

Annie, you're absolutely right about the relationship between liberty and art. When there is freedom you have art that speaks to the soul. When you have tyranny you have art that cannot speak on its own, and the government speaks for it. It's incredible how many people I've known over the years who truly believe that socialism is the best thing for art. Since we are living in the twilight years of freedom I have noticed that the truth has become portrayed as a matter of opinion.

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2 years 8 months ago

I just found a site for science and christianity.
Science and art are close cousins.

2 years 8 months ago

Also there is a group here of artists but I don't think it is very active. the larger groups seem to overwhelm the site.
It starts out: "Calling all artists, authors, poets, and musicians..."

2 years 8 months ago
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