Media Archive October 2018

Welcome to the Media Page
I hope you enjoy some of my artwork, sketches, photography, featured individuals, news and reflections.

November 2, 2018

Laura Ingram Interview from October 29, 2018
Interview: Laura Ingraham Interviews Donald Trump on Fox’s The Ingraham Angle – October 29, 2018

October 30, 2018

On the road with the Mexico migrant caravan
Channel 4 Reporting
Channel 4 is a UK based public-service television broadcaster

October 30, 2018

Today I wanted to go out and talk to people about Trump’s comments about birthright citizenship.  I was humbly reminded of another executive order of our Nation’s past.

Marilyn Chase Reporting

Executive order 9066  Japanese Internment

Downtown San Jose Art relating to Japanese internment camps of 1942

Federal Building – Asawa – Fact Sheet_201401232007076059

Ruth Asawa Sculpture and Art Installation pdf – Courtesy of City of San Jose

October 30, 2018

Trump on ending birthright citizenship.  Share your thoughts with me.

October 28, 2018

Rohingya genocide is still going on, says top UN investigator

Head of fact-finding mission says Myanmar’s leaders are denying abuse of Muslim group

Photograph: Jacob Goldberg/for the Guardian

Click link or image for article.

The Guardian reporting.

October 27, 2018

Pittsburgh synagogue shooting a tragedy.  The President responds.
Live Updates.  CNN reporting
Fox reporting

Trump’s Statement
Trump says synagogue shooting appears to be an ‘anti-Semitic crime’
VOA reporting

October 27, 2018

This is the digital painting I am working on today.
Here is a sketch of
Frida Kahlo
I am working on.

Digital Paintings by Omar Shamsi
Artist:  Omar Shamsi
Title:  ‘Frieda Kahlo – Portraiture Sketch 2’

Frida Kahlo is one of my inspirations in art.  She is a survivor.  She has been an inspiration to many and is a recognizable artist worldwide.  Her portraits, and tribute reproduction portraits are widely distributed in the greater landscape of art today in the US, Mexico, and perhaps worldwide.

Frida Kahlo was a Mexican artist who painted many portraits, self-portraits, and works inspired by the nature and artifacts of Mexico.
( 6 July 1907 – 13 July 1954 )

As an example of Frida’s work I wanted to share a portrait by the artist herself that I like.

Title:  ‘Portrait of a woman in white’
Artist:  by Frida Kahlo
Location Painted:  San Francisco
Date:  1930s
Courtesy of

October 24, 2018

Digital Paintings by Omar Shamsi
Artist:  Omar Shamsi
Title:  ‘Blue Vase’

October 23, 2018

Frylock – Popular Cartoon Charachter
Digital Paintings by Omar Shamsi

October 22, 2018
ChildHood Fractured

From their website:
Childhood Fractured is a non-profit humanities-based human rights initiative centered on preventing the sexual abuse and exploitation of children through contemporary art. Our initiative operates on a multitude of levels. We are fostering civic engagement with regards to the individual and their level of awareness surrounding the international epidemic of child sexual abuse. We are challenging them to engage and challenge their communities to do the same. Legislative and macro actions will soon follow. Decisive and swift action is necessary if we are to ensure the psychological, emotional, and physical safety of the children here today and the generations to come  

The foundation of this project is a series of 14 paintings each with a written narrative meant to explore the childhood sexual abuse of artist, Allen Vandever. This contemporary artwork functions as a creative interface for the public to be made aware of the realities of childhood sexual abuse told from the male perspective and to foster constructive, critical, and positive dialogues on this topic. The artwork and their respective narratives are currently being compiled into a book. This book will also feature expository writings on the topic of childhood sexual abuse, a working understanding of current medical research, and critical analysis of what we can do as a society in relation to childhood sexual abuse and exploitation.
Allen Vandever

His Artist Statement:
I feel an artists body of work is his unwritten biography, archiving his progress in both craftsmanship and self-discovery, all the while capturing the most personal and essential moments in his life, and revealing his personal reflections.

In my painting, I feel free from the jumble of words all too limited in their ability to fully illustrate an image of my sensations and reflections. Painting is a way to bypass the filter of conscious analysis.

I am free to explore my dreams, very often so intensely alive that they continue to exist in my sight in the material world. I have yet to find the words capable of illustrating such glorious visions, so I paint to illuminate its existence to others. I aspire to reveal such worlds to my son, that the images from my journey inspire him to begin his own exploration.

October 20, 2018
CNN reporting
Georgia county tosses out hundreds of minority absentee ballots.

October 19, 2018

The Fake Van Gogh’s
(Counterfeit Art Documentary Timeline)

October 19, 2018

Christian Picciolini
A former prominent neo-Nazi speaks.
Ignoring white extremists is a mistake.
VOX Reporting from 2017.

Where are we now?
How can we live in a world of peace, harmony, understanding, and love?

Christian Picciolini – TED Talk
If you are into Music and using Music to counter hate and violence.  If you are into using Music to promote understanding and to help reach people.  Take the time to hear this TED talk.  Each of us can make a difference.  Hear his story.
General Content Rating:  Parental Guidance Suggested
21 minutes

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October 15, 2018

Nikki Haley

Nikki Haley resignation announcement from a few days ago.

‘It has been an honor of a lifetime.  Ya know, I said I am such a lucky girl to be able to lead the state that raised me and to serve a country I love so very much.’

‘I think you have to be selfless to know when to step aside and let someone else do the job.  Thank you Mr. President it has been an honor of a lifetime.’

-Nikki Haley

Wikipedia Link

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October 11, 2018

The Huge Hexagon – Saturn
The Huge Hexagon-Shaped Storm on Saturn | Out There | The New York Times

October 7, 2018

The Navajo Water Lady

October 7, 2018

At Issue:  Affordable Housing

October 5, 2018

Norwegian Christian Group: Rabbi, In What Way Does G-d Reveal Himself Today?

Rebbe Manis Friedman gives a pretty good talk.

October 5, 2018

Click image above to be taken to sccgov website.

Marijuana Is Not For Pregnancy

October 4, 2018
Largemouth Bass

Smallmouth Bass



Fish and Fishing

October 4, 2018

Kanye West a Chicago Musician
Teaches English Language and Law

Talking about the 13th Amendment

‘Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.’

We Stand United

For more on the constitution:

October 4, 2018

KAT Walk mini
A VR technology for transformative movement in the virtual sphere.

October 2, 2018

Hawaiian Yellow-Faced Bee Project
Courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

October 1, 2018

NAFTA updated pending 60 day review.
New name: US-Mexico-Canada (USMC) Agreement