Flower Power! An Art Show

Flower Power! An Art Show

Equity Tree - by Teresa Mandala


Flower Power was a slogan used during the late 1960s & early 1970s as a symbol of passive resistance & non-violence ideology. The expression was coined by the American Beat poet Allen Ginsberg in 1965 as a means to transform war protests into peaceful affirmative spectacles.

This piece is titled, "Equity Tree" which seems really fitting right now as I type this while I #social distance form the rest of the world, thinking about all of the people struggling right now. People are losing jobs, health insurance and are worried about how to make ends meet. I hope people are seeing that not caring for the most vulnerable hurts us all. I've had this belief my whole life and it hasn't been a favorable one to the people around me, but one that I will never let go of. During this difficult time, please consider supporting your community anyway you can. Make a donation, make masks, reach out to the vulnerable, buy groceries for the elderly and immune compromised. And for those that have been contributing now and before this - thank you from the bottom of my heart. But please remember to not judge others for their contributions or lack there of, we do not know their path. Love is the only way through and we all could use some ❤️. 

I'm honored to announce that I'll be one of 35 other talented artists showcasing work that expresses this movement in this exhibit. Unfortunately, COVID-19 has prevented the gallery to have an opening. However, they are presenting it online. You can view and purchase work here.

And you can view a walk through the gallery here.





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