Michael Edwards





Waves that are ushered challenge the images: race, identity, conflict and exile

in a tolerant society the artist responds.


Political dimensions and populist perceptions: politics, power and patronage

national pavilions display their reactions.




  • Author: Michael Edwards (Offline Offline)
  • Published: June 25th, 2017 00:33
  • Comment from author about the poem: Is it the role of the artist to challenge all that they consider to be wrong with society? Plus an abstract.
  • Category: Unclassified
  • Views: 61


  • Goldfinch60

    Images do need to challenge society, as does poetry.

    I am absolutely intrigued by your painting, I feel I could spend hours looking at it and within it.

    • Michael Edwards

      Thanks G. I was asked only yesterday to do a demonstration at an art group in early September - not that easy as these abstracts are a long process so I try to explain this and demonstrate the techniques used rather than come up with a finished piece of work. But I must say I do enjoy doing demos - unashamedly good for the ego.

    • P.H.Rose

      For me an artist
      Presents an alternative
      Perspective on an
      Ordered concept...
      Great write sir...

      • Michael Edwards

        Yes indeed though sometimes disordered eh what?

      • Renzi

        Hell yeah!!!!

        • Michael Edwards

          Tell it like it is. Thanks for looking in.

        • FredPeyer

          I agree with you that an artist should sometimes challenge what is wrong with this world, but he/she should also point towards what is beautiful and right. There is no right or wrong. In the end an artist should follow what comes from inside.

          • Michael Edwards

            They are there to reflect either way - couldn't agree more.

          • Louis Gibbs

            I agree with Renzi's comment!

          • Fay Slimm.

            A true artist reflects the issues around and draws attention by word or brushwork - this is despite those who ignore their perceptions. Well said Michael (I luv that abstract.)

          • BRIAN & ANGELA

            Thanks Micheal for putting the current UK Political Perspective into Visual & Verbal ART a twin exposee used eternally by H.Sapiens ~ when reason and rationality fails to stop the rot. Your ABSTRACT shows an impassible (but not impossible) divide between the UK and Europe which cannot be bridged or tunneled under or navigated again BREXIT means BREXIT ~ God help the Tory little Englanders ~ only the Isle of Man will remin standing on it's own three legs. The ABSTRACT (truth is stanger than fiction) also shows an unprecedented Political UK Divide between JC ~ The only true Socialist Labour Leader since Michael Foot who alas was too much of an Intellectual and Aristocrat to do combat with a handbag wielding Grocers Daughter ~ Margaret Roberts ! The Vicar's Daughter (TM) is however no match for JC and she is already sinking without trace in Cameron's Chasm ! All this was too too abstract to predict but the chasm grows wider and less gulfable (good word) each day. ! And what does your Poem tell us Michael ? That the ferocity of the waves ( depicted in the abstract) will overcome the Tolerant Society which was once called GREAT BRITAIN ~ Will Boris ~ in a TRUMPLIKE Arrogance ~ make Britain Great again ? I don't think so ! REACTIONS are being displayed but they are all contraindicationary making the GULF wider and wider and UNITY impossible. I am emigrating back to CUBA which seems to be one of the few Stable Socialist States left on the Planet and I can buy a detached three bedroom house for £10,000 and a pink Cadillac for £500 but for God's sake please don't tell TRUMP. Thanks for scaring & warning ~ I don't think I'll bother to have any kids (well not in the UK !) Your friendly interpreter of Visual & Verbal Art (no charge for this abstract critique !) BRIAN

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