I wasn’t going to say anything aloud about the ninth ward, Minneapolis city council race. I don’t ignore electoral contests exactly but they don’t dominate my attention, either. You see city councils, […]
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.
Miss Saigon With the Wind
I would like to invite the leadership of the Ordway Theater to a panel discussion on why I didn’t consult them before creating this poster and why they should be grateful for […]
Tecumseh in the Time of Monsanto: A Voice in the Wind. Part 3 of 3
There are no discontinuities in history. The trees of today were yesterday’s seeds; the gentle hills were once mountains, worn down by time; the transformation of forest into desert proceeds by small […]
Tecumseh in the Time of Monsanto, Part 2 of 3
The United States in Tecumseh’s day was bold and brash but untested, its survival far from assured. It had only won independence with backing from the Dutch, Spanish and (decisively) the French […]
A Unity of Fires: Tecumseh in the Time of Monsanto, Part 1 of 3
It’s time we talked about Tecumseh. There are compelling reasons to study this powerful brother. He organized a movement that was intended to block the westward expansion of the brash, young United […]
Policing and Race in a Bankers’ Paradise
The Minneapolis Police have been getting the kind of attention they don’t like. Twice, recently, officers have been filmed engaging in racist harassment. The department was already in damage control mode after […]
What I Might Not Have Learned from the Cabora Bassa Dam
The Cabora Bassa Dam had been under construction for years when I first became aware of Mozambique. Mozambique, along with Angola and Guinea Bissau, was one of three major African territories […]
Things that Being an Artist Has Taught Me about Changing the World: random installment 3
10) Dangerous dreams. The African anti-colonial leader Amilcar Cabral described culture as “the collective personality of a people.” The arts, then, are its collective dreamlife. If there are issues, experiences or […]
Climate Change, Climate of Fear
A giant moose puppet, lumbers across the Mississippi River over Minneapolis’ Stone Arch Bridge. A serpentine pipeline slithers behind, complete with a black trash-bag oil leak spewing from a gash in […]
How It’s Done
First you “stopped and frisked” the young, the dark and the poor, but I know what that’s like and I joined with them in protest. Then you came after the immigrants but […]