A good deal of tyranny goes by the name of protection.
Crystal Eastman

A modern democracy is a tyranny whose borders are undefined; one discovers how far one can go only by traveling in a straight line until one is stopped.
Norman Mailer

A primary function of art and thought is to liberate the individual from the tyranny of his culture in the environmental sense and to permit him to stand beyond it in an autonomy of perception and judgment.
Beverly Sills

A state of war only serves as an excuse for domestic tyranny.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Advocates of capitalism are very apt to appeal to the sacred principles of liberty, which are embodied in one maxim: The fortunate must not be restrained in the exercise of tyranny over the unfortunate.
Bertrand Russell

All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
Thomas Jefferson

America is just the country that how all the written guarantees in the world for freedom are no protection against tyranny and oppression of the worst kind. There the politician has come to be looked upon as the very scum of society.
Peter Kropotkin

And why do we, who say we oppose tyranny and demand freedom of speech, allow people to go to prison and be vilified, and magazines to be closed down on the spot, for suggesting another version of history.
David Icke

Any ideal system is its own worst enemy, and as soon as you start to implement these visions of grandeur, they just fall apart and turn into a complete tyranny.
Ben Nicholson

As freedom-loving people across the globe hope for an end to tyranny, we will never forget the enormous suffering of the Holocaust.
Bob Beauprez

Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny.
Edmund Burke

Beauty is a short-lived tyranny.
Socrates

Communism is the death of the soul. It is the organization of total conformity – in short, of tyranny – and it is committed to making tyranny universal.
Adlai E. Stevenson

Death is softer by far than tyranny.
Aeschylus

Democratic forms of government are vulnerable to mass prejudice, the so-called tyranny of the majority.
Maggie Gallagher

Dictatorship naturally arises out of democracy, and the most aggravated form of tyranny and slavery out of the most extreme liberty.
Plato

Do we exert our own liberties without injury to others – we exert them justly; do we exert them at the expense of others – unjustly. And, in thus doing, we step from the sure platform of liberty upon the uncertain threshold of tyranny.
Frances Wright

Digital Art
Photohsop CS5

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I knew I wanted to be an artist at age 4 (Full story: Click on full portfolio, Click on my name)

I am permanently disabled and work at home. Previously, I have been employed as Art Director at California Manufacturers Association and Production Artist at SMW Communications of Sacramento CA.

I studied art at The Academy of Art in San Francisco 1977-79
Mediums:
Oils. Acrylics. Watercolors. Pastels. Inks. Charcoals. Graphites.

Currently I am focused and self taught in Digital Art.

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Comments

  • walstraasart
    walstraasartabout 4 years ago

    Fantastic digital work

  • THANK YOU DEAR THEA…:)

    – Tammera

  • highbeam
    highbeamabout 4 years ago

    A great picture… and quite the impressive grouping of quotes to accompany the essence of what you have conveyed to us all, the depiction of ‘what tyranny is.’

  • THANK YOU EVER SO KINDLY RUSSELL…;)

    – Tammera

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageabout 4 years ago

  • THANK YOU FRANCIS…;)

    – Tammera

  • RobynLee
    RobynLeeover 3 years ago

  • THANK YOU SO VERY KINDLY FOR THIS WONDERFUL HONOR OF A FEATURE IN THE GROUP…:)

    – Tammera

  • Kathy Baccari
    Kathy Baccariover 3 years ago

  • THANX KINDLY KATHY…:)

    – Tammera

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