the blanket by MardiGCalero

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I DEDICATE this to the plight of refugees

Charcoal on coloured paper.

Inspired by beauty, animals, people. creating my own version of similar works [how I envisage them]. photography,drawing, painting. Pottery,writing,Chinese horoscope charts-,fantasy,wilderness and magic.

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  • MardiGCalero
    MardiGCaleroabout 3 years ago

    The Blanket
    …… was a reflection of the impending election. The issues candidates brought to the fore. … the floor! And one of these stuck in my mind, … Or should I say the core, my craw…… A shiney pinky-gold blank page in a magazine,I saw and then did draw… A Being -—- Bereft of all but what you saw - Alone,.. to rome .. Fleeing . unbaeable terror… Still bore – Faith,Hope an great Tenacity…. And a shady deal, a shakey keel .. This “Boat”, to freedom had enormous appeal. With nothing to lose [ eccept ones life,! ] this treacherous joirney you Must-make
    [put yourself in the 1st., person – now].. Days, weeks on – in this great Ocean [you may have never even known about until yhis date. ]… finally , one day you wake to see—- The " Dream", The Promise, you now anticipate, no choice but to … bu! !! a chance to take.- The headlines in the News Paper, spake - this poultry mobs fate ??? We Will Stop The " BOATS ". YOU WHAT ! ! ! ?…. These Brave Souls in their, now dreadful, weakened state await …. Ohh, Shame. Shame. Shame – oh oh .., to be part of this human race, who claim, Superiority ! -
    Men, women and children, hearded like war criminals, far out to a deserted, baseless,compound-prison,wire fences and locked gates, drab and desolate, and no escape … To castigate, humiliate… to show we won’t tolerate, such audacity… Thank heaven we are not all without compassion, for all Creatures, great and small.. Especially when this plea for you , to [ in our hour of need, ] to pluck us from the jaws of certain death …These headlines took me back to
    ’ Children Overboard’, [ horror], saga…. Their treatment, one of disdain and in-humane .. This Face appeared apon said blank page … I made ths outline more decipherable ..and as I drew…. a vision of " Boat Person," I did view.
    i was there to meet you – with a cuo of hot soup, my hand to shake, and a lovely , thick, warm " Blanket …. The gift to make, and yours to take….
    Even if we have to make immediate and extremely difficult decissions——— Treat others as we would have them treat us -- would be a great slogan to remember ? In such situations——— For Beggars and Angels come in many disguises …
    or the Despot might be you — your mother, brother – baby,,? it was just an apperittion – what a difference it would make – all life is vital….. Mardi


  • vigor
    vigorover 2 years ago

    Kind of haunting.

  • Hmm thanks Viv, I guess i was just trying to say that a little comfort and kindness,
    never goes astray, whatever the circumstances.. Not to put any one down. Just
    expressing, how, had I been there, I would liked to have wrapped some warm
    blankets, and shown sme respect and compassion for these poor desperate souls…
    Cheers . x

    – MardiGCalero

  • vigor
    vigorover 2 years ago

    I never thought you were putting anyone down, it’s sad to know there are so many people in the world suffering and even dying and no one even notices or cares for that matter, that shouldn’t be. Your work depicts this…to me!

  • Thanks Viv, I’m sorry, I know you wouldn’t do that, you’re just to sweet, and nice to do that,. I just thought this work might have seemed a little to sombre for the type of’s so true,all the senseless sadness and suffering, so that was why I chose it,
    to spread a little warmth and love, to all those in need ..XOX

    – MardiGCalero

  • vigor
    vigorover 2 years ago

    Congrats! 5-31-12

  • Wow !! thanks Viv, I feel very honoured Cheers xxx

    – MardiGCalero

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1over 2 years ago


  • Oh Dear, So sorry cheyric1. I don’t know how I Missed this, A belated,, Thanks so much for this, I’m thrilled,
    Cheers . x

    – MardiGCalero

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