I have been glued to Twitter all week, reading real-time updates from protesters all over the country. The killing of Eric Garner and the decision of the grand jury not to prosecute the officer who killed him has sparked a wildfire of rage and frustration. Most of that anger has been seen in the protests, and too many people calling themselves protesters have turned those actions into riots.
But many people have transformed their frustration into art. For example…
This song by Rising Sun All Stars https://risingsunallstars.bandcamp.com
This spoken word poem by Tia Nache Yarbrough
This performance piece in New York’s Times Square
This image http://heartacheandpaint.com/I-Can-t-Breathe
And this one https://lockerdome.com/6272859261640513/6865575687363604
And this https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7558/15331991803_36bc4215c1_b.jpg
Creativity is a force that can heal, scream, question, destroy and unite. Creativity can open minds and change the world.
Art has power. How will you use it?