Age of Man- by Heather Alley

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‘Age of Man’

16″ x 20″

oils on flat canvas panel, will need mounting or framing to hang.

Available for purchase on my web site in the 2010 gallery.

Here is the song that made this painful and angry work, Okay again:

One love, one heart
Let’s get together and feel all right
Hear the children crying (One love)
Hear the children crying (One heart)
Sayin’, “Give thanks and praise to the Lord and I will feel all right.”
Sayin’, “Let’s get together and feel all right.”
Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa

Let them all pass all their dirty remarks (One love)
There is one question I’d really love to ask (One heart)
Is there a place for the hopeless sinner
Who has hurt all mankind just to save his own?
Believe me

One love, one heart
Let’s get together and feel all right
As it was in the beginning (One love)
So shall it be in the end (One heart)
Alright, “Give thanks and praise to the Lord and I will feel all right.”
“Let’s get together and feel all right.”
One more thing

Let’s get together to fight this Holy Armageddon (One love)
So when the Man comes there will be no, no doom (One song)
Have pity on those whose chances grow thinner
There ain’t no hiding place from the Father of Creation

Sayin’, “One love, one heart
Let’s get together and feel all right.”
I’m pleading to mankind (One love)
Oh, Lord (One heart) Whoa.

“Give thanks and praise to the Lord and I will feel all right.”
Let’s get together and feel all right.

~Bob Marley

This oil painting was created for the release of the passionate anger I have been feeling about the Oil Spill crisis. Using bold colors, and text from the Bob Marley song, “One Love”, I painted this work at least three times before accepting that sometimes anger does not make pretty art. With a modern, pop art kind of feeling, this artwork made me work though my anger and get down to the brass tacks.

I feel like we are a nation of complainers. I don’t think we are really apathetic about our state of reality, I do think we sometimes mistake pointing out what is wrong for doing something about it.

I was in Mississippi just a few months after Katrina. I remember feeling so hopeless and scared for all the people in the path of the flooding. I remember feeling amazed at the lack of accountability and help that came in response to the living crisis. I felt small, I felt helpless. Then I got mad. Then I painted four paintings about those feelings. I painted out being a pissed of Southern woman, (that’s a lot of work my friends). I sold those works while I was in Mississippi and I then found 2 real families that were in trouble and fleeing from the disaster. I gave them the money, anonymously. I did what I could do, not for all of them but those that I could reach.

What can I give? What can I do for the people and the earth? Not much, I am only one person. I think that is part of the problem. We can Facebook and tweet about the horror of all this. We can social network, we can blog. We can donate millions of dollars to huge charities. We can get off our butts and go help clean up. We can rally together and fight the government for change and safety. We can do many things, as one. One Heart. One Love. Let’s get together and feel alright.

I will find a family or two, like I have always done, and I will donate 100% of all profits made from the sale of this work and/or any others works I may do in this vein. I will donate all profits to those families, and know that one person can do some little good in this world. Will you join me? Will you create something and share it with the world? Will you join with me as one people of earth, and do something for someone else? Will you act with one heart? Can you act with One Love?

I am but one person, and I am mighty.

Pray for peace,


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  • Ushna Sardar
    Ushna Sardarover 4 years ago

  • Thank you so very much for the feature.

    – Heather Alley

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorover 4 years ago

    well done heather good work and idea we all need to do sonme thing concrete to feel we have helped in some way !LIZ

  • Thanks Liz! Yes we could all do something and that would add up I think. :)

    – Heather Alley

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 4 years ago

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