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This blog is a hate-free place, dedicated to the spreading of awareness and understanding of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) Community, their shame experiences and their potential to be resilient. Our goal is to increase your empathy and compassion.

We do not claim to be experts on this topic, however, we recognize the importance of sharing what we can in the hope that at least one person feels compelled to re-evaluate their thoughts, feelings and perceptions.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Emotion in Art

The expression of emotion through art can be incredibly powerful.
Today, we'd like to share with you a piece we found that speaks very powerfully about the rollercoaster of emotions experienced within the GLBT Community.

Vincent's Tears (1995) by KEO of Seattle, Washington
"Using the bold, bright colors of the rainbow, symbolizing my freedom, my choice, I cover the canvas with compelling imagery. My aim is to bring the seer closer to their own emotions and the discovery of their own freedom. My art is an expression of my passion, love, frustration, confusion, pride, shame, ecstasy..."

Three words...
Thought-provoking. Insightful. Beautiful.

Note: This artwork and accompanying quotation was obtained from the Gay Art Gallery. (We chose not to link directly to this site, as it contains some explicit content, but please, feel free to visit it on your own!)