“Our lives are being impacted in ways as different as the chasms of race, class, gender, colonial status and all the other disease vectors of injustice can make them. Crisis under capitalism is the great amplifier, not the great equalizer.”
Ricardo Levins Morales
I am an artist by trade, a healer by temperament and a troublemaker by necessity. My art and my writing both grow out of my relationships with communities and movements in struggle for a more livable world. I also offer support and reflection for organizers and others facing the dilemmas of trying to create a future out of materials from the past.
My art can be viewed and purchased at these web sites:
RLM Art Studio, (https://www.rlmartstudio.com/). This is my main site which displays my available posters, cards and buttons. The work is intentionally priced so as to be as accessible as possible. Framing and shrink-wrapping options are available.
Ricardo Levins Morales Fine Art site. Hosted by Fine Art America (http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/ricardo-levins-morales.html), on this site you can order many of my works on canvas, metal and other surfaces - and at a variety of sizes.
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