You Are Not the Father!

As I scrolled through my Facebook news feed, I discovered some amusing artwork here, being shared by the page, “People for Anarchy, Voluntaryism, Non-Aggression, and Liberty.” Taking creative liberties, I decided to design a qodesh “variation on a theme,” and post it to the wall of my friend, Damion S…

"Democracy: the system that picks murder of speech. Remember: voting with the crowd can get you Barabbas over Yahusha. 'Do not turn to the right or the left; turn your foot away from evil.' - Míshlê [Proverbs] 4:27" (Artwork by Rayn)

“Democracy: the system that picks murder of speech. Remember: voting with the crowd can get you Barabbas over Yahusha. ‘Do not turn to the right or the left; turn your foot away from evil.’ – Míshlê [Proverbs] 4:27”
(Artwork by Rayn)

My Commentary: When it comes to 2000+ year old democracy… Yahuah, you are not the father. 😉 Ha!

Exercising “Freedom of Association” in Response to Open Celebration of Crimes Against Peace

The following debate originally took place upon my Facebook wall, after I shared my artwork, “Spreading Democracy

Rayn: Are you doing your part to help spread democracy, tax-serf?

"I'm doing my part to help spread democracy! ARE YOU?" (by Rayn)

“I’m doing my part to help spread democracy! ARE YOU?”
(Artwork by Rayn)

Morgan S.: HAHAHAHA we did tooo.

Morgan S.: aint nothing better then watcvhing a two thousand pound JDAM take out those donkey fuckers that were just shooting at us from a building. KAA-BOOOOMMMMM. Say hello to Allah you fuckers.

Morgan S.Marine Hornet Drops 2,000 Pound JDAM Missile on Terrorist Target:

Rayn: Perhaps you missed the point, Morgan, but the artwork I shared above is completely ANTI-WAR in nature, and derides the terrorism of spreading “democracy” with bombs. From now on, please use your *own* Facebook wall to eagerly and gleefully celebrate the American government’s Crimes against peace, their imperialist occupation policies, and your hatred towards Muslims, rather than doing so upon mine. I am not even slightly interested in reading such comments, and am annoyed and disappointed to read yours, here. And, now that I have made myself explicitly clear, if you continue to exercise such “freedom of speech” on my wall, I will respond by exercising my “freedom of association.” Consider this your first and final warning. I can only hope that you understand my request, and will show it the full respect it deserves, so that we can continue to be friends on Facebook without issue. And, please try not to take exception, cousin, because many others wouldn’t even receive a warning. I would simply take action, instead, with the “unfriend” button. Thanx for your time.

Yo Dawg!

I originally posted the following “variation on a meme” that I created onto my Facebook wall…

"Yo, Dawg! We heard that you don't like the tyranny of the majority over minority groups... So, we legitimized the authority of an ultra-minority through a voting majority, so they can tyrannically rule over everybody, accordingly, while you formally select the next elect minority of tyranny to fully control your humanity, in perpetuity!"

“Yo, Dawg! We heard that you don’t like the tyranny of the majority over minority groups… So, we legitimized the authority of an ultra-minority through a voting majority, so they can tyrannically rule over everybody, accordingly, while you formally select the next elect minority of tyranny to fully control your humanity, in perpetuity!”
(Artwork by Rayn, and originally located here)

A Second Discussion Upon My Still Life Drawing, Using Black Charcoal

The following correspondence originally took place on my Facebook wall, upon my artwork, “Still Life Drawing, Using Black Charcoal Sticks,” after I shared it through the memories feature…

(first discussion took place here)

Rayn: Created in Spring 2000 for art class at Stony Brook University.

The assignment was to create a still-life illustration, based on an arrangement of objects placed in the center of the room, using black charcoal sticks on grey 18×24 paper.

(Artwork by Rayn, and originally located here)

Sara: Amazing how you captured the shading so well, the Kleipe’s always had a knack for drawing exactly what we see in front of us!

Anke M.: That is stunning! Have you ever had a show Rayn? Obviously you are a serious multifaceted artist: music, painting, etc. I am in awe.

Rayn: Thank you, kindly, Anke. 🙂 The only shows I’ve participated in are the occasional live Hip-Hop and poetry ones, almost exclusively upon request.

Sara: I always loved this piece! Great job!

Arielle K.: You guys are really amazingly talented

A Second Discussion On My Recreation of Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo’s Cira-1759 “Roofs and Chimneys of Country Houses”

The following correspondence originally took place on my Facebook wall, upon my artwork, “Recreating Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo’s Circa-1759 ‘Roofs and Chimneys of Country Houses’,” after I shared it using the memories feature…

(this is a continuation of a first discussion, which took place here)

Rayn: Created in Spring 2000 for art class at Stony Brook University.

The assignment was to recreate an illustration of Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo‘s circa-1759 “Roofs and Chimneys of Country Houses” using black ink, a dip pen, water and a paint brush on white 8×10 paper.

(Artwork by Rayn, and originally located here)

Sara: Amazing! I wish I had gotten a chance to work with a dip pen, it looks like a more effective way to work with shading then destroying your hands with colored pencils lol

Rayn: Thanks for the compliment! Dip pens are definitely fun! Well, so long as you’re willing to give up color to work in black and white, that is!

Sara: You should get back into the black and grey inkworks. You are so good at it!