The future is yours / by Misha Zadeh Graham

Vote 2016 / Misha Zadeh

Vote 2016 / Misha Zadeh

I created this artwork on election day, full of optimism, and frankly a fair bit of confidence that my candidate would win. What an exhausting several few months we've been through. I experienced more emotions during election week than I have since about 2000. After a few days to process and reflect, I land at this: we are extremely fortunate to be living in a country of free and fair elections. Post election, I am realizing that the second sentence in my quote is the more important one. It is time to work for the issues and outcomes that matter to you. This was a call to action to engage in the democratic process. I have so many more feelings about this, but this is an art blog, not a political one. Choose love. Work hard. Try to be compassionate to those who don't look or think like you. Be kind. Make art.