Phil Oches is one of the most important folk singers of our time. Lots of people know of his songs but few knew of him. He was against the war in the 1970's and I'm guessing he'd be against the war we're in right now. He is one of many "heros" in my life. I wish he had lived longer than he did (he took his own life in 1976) and I wish he was here now to inspire people. Sadly, his
I did this paintings a few years back (about 5). It's on an American flag. I was inspired by
"Here's a land full of power and glory...Beauty that words cannot recall
Oh, her power will rest on the strength of her freedom, Her glory shall rest on us all."
On the rest of the flag is a quote from William Shakespeare,
"What a piece of work is man! How noble in reason! how infinite in faculties! in form and moving, how express and admirable! in action how like an angel! in apprehension, how like a god! the beauty of the world! the paragon of animals! And yet, to me, what is this quintessence of dust? Man delights not me; no, nor woman neither, though by your smiling you seem to say so."
--From Hamlet (II, ii, 115-117)