There’s a lot going on in the world and it’s often uncanny to me when I find artwork that has a timely connection to separate but jointly pivotal events.
The “times, they are a-changing” quote is not only attributed to and made famous by Bob Dylan but it signifies to me the current upheaval in the word and the political climate we are currently in, but also the possibility for hope that things will change. We cannot continue on this present course.This especially comes to light during recent and shocking terrorists attacks in France again and elsewhere along with racial division here among the very law enforcement who are supposed to protect us and also against them. This is all taking place during the Republican and Democratic conventions, while knowing how much is at stake for the US during this election.
At the same time, the Olympics are about to start in Brazil. The world is supposed to come together here but there is much unease, unrest, uncertainty and even unethical gaming-the-system with Russian athletes doping in the past to win. At this writing, the Olympic committee may ban them from attending.
What and who do we trust?
Coincidentally, Kobra has also painted one of the largest murals for the Olympics and it’s entitled We Are All One, how timely…
Trust is the foundation for most every relationship, be it business, personal, political or for pleasure. There’s a lot at stake here at home and globally with no real, clear certainty.
As the days lead up to the Games and the Presidential Election gets closer, I hope it will become clearer that the best measures and actions will be taken for safety, security, and trust that our nation and the world can move forward while making sure the “the times are changing” — because they have to. There is no other choice but for peace and prosperity.