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America Chained

August 5, 2022
By artistX SILVER, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
artistX SILVER, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
5 articles 17 photos 29 comments

Favorite Quote:
“This is what love does. In the stories, love healed your wounds, fixed what was broken, allowed you to go on. But love wasn’t a spell, some kind of benediction to be whispered, a balm or a cure-all. It was a single, fragile thread, which grew stronger through connection, through shared hardship and trust.”
― Leigh Bardugo, Rule of Wolves


These hands represent immigrants seeking refuge in America only to find them ensnarled in the rat race of working long hours. The American flag represents the thing that chains our modern society.


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artistX SILVER said...
on Aug. 28 at 12:27 pm
artistX SILVER, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
5 articles 17 photos 29 comments

Favorite Quote:
“This is what love does. In the stories, love healed your wounds, fixed what was broken, allowed you to go on. But love wasn’t a spell, some kind of benediction to be whispered, a balm or a cure-all. It was a single, fragile thread, which grew stronger through connection, through shared hardship and trust.”
― Leigh Bardugo, Rule of Wolves

Yeah... I did. Thx @Doctar_Who & @strangerthings. Appreciate you guys

Doctar_Who said...
on Aug. 28 at 12:24 pm
Doctar_Who, Dallas, Texas
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You are very nice, I agree with you. I think @artistX used graphite. but I'm not sure...

Doctar_Who said...
on Aug. 28 at 12:23 pm
Doctar_Who, Dallas, Texas
0 articles 0 photos 9 comments
Thank you @strangerthings

on Aug. 27 at 12:41 pm
strangerthings, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
0 articles 0 photos 8 comments

Favorite Quote:
there's more to life than stupid boys

What medium did you use?

on Aug. 27 at 12:21 pm
strangerthings, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
0 articles 0 photos 8 comments

Favorite Quote:
there's more to life than stupid boys

This is so cool!I love the rendition on the hands!

artistX SILVER said...
on Aug. 26 at 5:44 pm
artistX SILVER, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
5 articles 17 photos 29 comments

Favorite Quote:
“This is what love does. In the stories, love healed your wounds, fixed what was broken, allowed you to go on. But love wasn’t a spell, some kind of benediction to be whispered, a balm or a cure-all. It was a single, fragile thread, which grew stronger through connection, through shared hardship and trust.”
― Leigh Bardugo, Rule of Wolves

thank you!

Doctar_Who said...
on Aug. 26 at 5:34 pm
Doctar_Who, Dallas, Texas
0 articles 0 photos 9 comments
I really can't get over the depth of this piece! You should be proud!

Doctar_Who said...
on Aug. 26 at 5:34 pm
Doctar_Who, Dallas, Texas
0 articles 0 photos 9 comments
This is stunning (the concept & the execution) and very provocative! Great job!

artistX SILVER said...
on Aug. 12 at 10:25 am
artistX SILVER, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
5 articles 17 photos 29 comments

Favorite Quote:
“This is what love does. In the stories, love healed your wounds, fixed what was broken, allowed you to go on. But love wasn’t a spell, some kind of benediction to be whispered, a balm or a cure-all. It was a single, fragile thread, which grew stronger through connection, through shared hardship and trust.”
― Leigh Bardugo, Rule of Wolves

@13bookworm4596, ttysm! btw i love ur username!

on Aug. 12 at 7:34 am
13bookworm4596 SILVER, Mantua, Ohio
7 articles 4 photos 33 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Stay gold, Ponyboy." -Johnny Cade (S.E. Hinton)
"One moment of pain is worth a lifetime of glory." - Louis Zamperini

This is really good! The message is deep, and the shading is awesome!

artistX SILVER said...
on Aug. 9 at 12:09 pm
artistX SILVER, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
5 articles 17 photos 29 comments

Favorite Quote:
“This is what love does. In the stories, love healed your wounds, fixed what was broken, allowed you to go on. But love wasn’t a spell, some kind of benediction to be whispered, a balm or a cure-all. It was a single, fragile thread, which grew stronger through connection, through shared hardship and trust.”
― Leigh Bardugo, Rule of Wolves

@Afra, thank you!

Afra DIAMOND said...
on Aug. 9 at 8:04 am
Afra DIAMOND, Kandy, Other
79 articles 7 photos 1667 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You can’t ask other people to believe you and vote for you if you don’t back yourself."
-Jacinda Ardern-

"If I can make someone's day brighter, happier, better, that makes me happier."
-Ava Max-

"A writer must never be short of ideas."
-Gabriel Agreste- (Fictional character- Miraculous)

"A Bridge Has Two Sides."
-Elsa- (Fictional character- Frozen)

“I knew who I was as a girl but I had to find who I was as a woman.”
-Delta Goodrem-

This speaks a lot!!!