Prose, poetry and prattle: some published, and some ... well, not yet.

Tuesday, 2 October 2001

Creativity Out Of Crisis

Another nocturnal e-mission from the Shrimp Warrior


Re: An interesting story I picked up on my usual nocturnal cyber-trawl.

A sketch of a gun-toting Statue of Liberty is fast becoming the most popular piece of amateur propaganda created in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Created by Eliza Gauger, a 17-year-old student from Bellingham, Washington, the skillful drawing of "Mommy Liberty" has been reprinted in newspapers across the country and has been turned into posters, coffee mugs, T-shirts and baseball caps.

If more people would believe in the power of art -- it can pack a wallop without leaving a mess.

Let's vote for missiles to be replaced with magic markers, and politicians with poets -- what a wonderful whirl this would be ....



The Shrimp Warrior
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