2016 March – PEACE ART >> Backstories
 
Media: Water-based markers on paper, 14"x 17"


All art and text: ©2016 Ed Cruz • All rights reserved.


Guidelines I use for creating my Peace Art

- The Peace Art is  created on the date noted.

- No ‘redos’ are allowed. Come the end of my day the Peace Art is what it is.

- Just let Peace flow.


Notes:

- I always ask those who create Peace Art with me to write their name on the art and where applicable are noted as collaborator.

- Sale of Original Art will take place periodically and patrons will be the first to know and have priority to purchase.

- Miscellaneous products with Peace Art images are available for sale via this link: zazzle.com/peacecompany. The link will appear next to the available images.


March 1, 2016


Title: Come Together

Location & Time: Golden Gate Park, Stow Lake, afternoon, my

room, San Francisco, CA, evening



About this Peace:

I want us all to come together.


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March 2, 2016


Title: If You Let It, Peace Will Draw You In

Location & Time: My room, San Francisco, CA, evening



About this Peace:

(See title)


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March 3, 2016


Title: The Hands of Peace

Location & Time: My room, San Francisco, CA, evening



About this Peace:

(See title)


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March 4, 2016



Title: Immerse Your Spirit In Peace

Location & Time: My room, San Francisco, CA, evening



About this Peace:

(See title)


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March 5, 2016


Title: Let Peace Rain Over You

Location & Time: My room, San Francisco, CA, evening

(The rain is pouring down outside.)



About this Peace:

(See title)


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March 6, 2016


Title: Untitled

Location & Time: My room, San Francisco, CA, evening


(Again tonight, the rain is pouring down.)



About this Peace:

We are imperfect, yet Peace can exist perfectly – and it is beautiful.


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March 7, 2016
i

Title: Untitled

Location & Time: My room, San Francisco, CA, evening



About this Peace:

(It is what it is.)


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March 7, 2016
ii

Title: Untitled

Location & Time: My room, San Francisco, CA, evening



About this Peace:

(It is what it is, a variation.)


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March 8, 2016

Title: Untitled

Location & Time: My room, San Francisco, CA, evening



About this Peace:

(It is what it is. Searching for Peace.)


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March 9, 2016

Title: Untitled

Location & Time: My room, San Francisco, CA, evening

(Listening to Van Morrison’s the ‘Burning Ground’ on the Healing Game Album


About this Peace:

As I created this Peace I thought about the news I heard earlier

in the day regarding the passing of the fifth Beatle, Sir George Martin. The

Beatles are one of my favorite bands and as their producer he was a big part of

how they developed, especially with the Sgt. Pepper’s album. I began to imagine

how his spirit might be floating over our world, enjoying the fruits of his

labor – a labor of love. I envisioned a coastline, the sea, and strawberry

fields – forever. About an hour after I finished creating this Peace I happened

upon an article on the DailyBeast.com website. It was entitled, ‘ Inside the

Fifth Beatle’s Secret Recording Studio’. It turns out that Sir George had a

recording studio on the tiny island-nation of Monserrat, next to Antigua. Many

big names recorded there, including The Rolling Stones, Sir Elton John, The

Police, and The Beatles. I don’t remember ever learning about AIR Monserrat

before reading this article. I think it’s great that such a vision came to me.


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March 10, 2016

Title: Untitled

Location & Time: My room, San Francisco, CA, 11pm


About this Peace:

Peace is like a beautiful flower, but with a never-ending bloom.


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March 11, 2016

Title: Untitled

Location & Time: My room, San Francisco, CA, 11:15pm-12:15am



About this Peace:

I went to play percussion for the samba and Afro-Hatian dance classes at ODC Dance Commons tonight. It turned out Tania was having a rehearsal for a performance in May and my drum master, Bae, was there to create the music

and he invited me in to take part in its creation. We played congas for about

an hour accompanying about 10 women and 1 male dancer. While creating this

Peace I thought about the beauty of dance and music, of male and female enrgy,

the hard and soft, the ebb and flow, and the glow created by them all.


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March 12, 2016

Title: Untitled

Location & Time: My room, San Francisco, CA, 10-11pm



About this Peace:

I envisioned a calm body of water throughout the day. I wanted the water to wash over me. I wanted to swim in It. Float in It. Take comfort in It.


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March 13, 2016

Title: Untitled

Location & Time: My room, San Francisco, CA, 11p-12:15am



About this Peace:

Before I began creating this Peace I thought about where Peace comes from. I believe it comes from you. Yes, you. And from the universe and from within us. It is present within us at the moment we are conceived and arrives with us when we take our first breath. [And if we follow a certain path throughout our lives it will remain with us and nourish us every day.]


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March 14, 2016

Title: Fly

Location & Time: My room, San Francisco, CA, 10-11pm

(Listening to Queen, Bowie, Mott the Hoople, T-Rex ,the Kinks…



About this Peace:

It’s a quiet Peaceful evening at home. I am relaxed and at ease. Peace flows into me and then lifts me up. It’s been a good day. I am Peace.


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March 15, 2016

Title: Where It All Began

Location & Time: My room, San Francisco, CA, 11:20pm-12:07am



About this Peace:

On this day a memory from my childhood comes to mind. It’s the memory of where I began drawing, on the living room floor, in front of the TV, on a pad of paper with crayons, between the age of 5-9. There on the floor, drawing, is where I found solace and Peace.


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March 16, 2016 i

Title: Therein Is Peace. See It?

Location & Time: My room, San Francisco, CA, 11:15pm-12:04am



About this Peace:

(It is what it is.)


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March 16, 2016 ii

Title: Why Not?

Location & Time: My room, San Francisco, CA, 11pm-12am



About this Peace:

(It is what it is.)


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March 17, 2016

Title: Peace Energy

Location & Time: My room, San Francisco, CA, 11:30pm-12am



About this Peace:

(It is what it is.)


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March 18, 2016

Oops. How did I miss a day? I Dunno.


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March 19, 2016

Title: Our Self-Portrait

Location & Time: Java Beach Cafe, San Francisco, CA, 2-3pm


Collaborator: Marisa


About this Peace:

This beautiful Peace was created with my beautiful daughter, Marisa. (We drew it together, taking turns and each adding an element to the Peace until we decided it was complete.) Life is beautifully perfect.


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March 20, 2016

Title: Unity & Harmony

Location & Time: My room, San Francisco, CA, evening



About this Peace:

(It is what it is.)


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March 21, 2016

Title: Untitled

Location & Time: My room, San Francisco, CA, 11:30-11:45pm



About this Peace:

Today, as I was driving passengers to the CalTrain station, I turned onto Folsom Street, from 10th Street and saw this brilliant rainbow arching skyward and to the east. I drove to 4th and made a right turn and when I reached the intersection at Harrison Street the entire rainbow was visible from end to end. It was beautiful. Never in my 25+ years living here do I recall see such a sight.


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March 22, 2016

Title: Untitled

Location & Time: Marisa’s kitchen counter, San Francisco, CA, 11pm-1am



About this Peace:

A sad day for humanity as Brussels, Belgium is attacked by terrorists. 

All I could think of was the children. The innocent children.


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March 23, 2016

Title: Come Together

Location & Time: Marisa’s kitchen counter, San Francisco, CA, 11:15-11:45pm



About this Peace:

(It is what it is.)


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March 24, 2016

Title: Untitled

Location & Time: My room, San Francisco, CA, 11-11:30pm

(Listening to U2’s. Joshua Tree album)



About this Peace:

Let the Love and Peace of those who have left us, take us to a better place.


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March 25, 2016

Title: Untitled

Location & Time: My room, San Francisco, CA, 11:15-11:40pm



About this Peace:

On this day, I launched my Patreon.com/edcruz page out into the world. 

I am happy and at Peace.


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March 26, 2016

Title: Untitled

Location & Time: Mom and Dad’s apartment, Tulare, CA, 11:45pm-12:30am



About this Peace:

Marisa and I came to Tulare for this Easter Weekend. We enjoyed dinner at my sister, Terri’s, home with Alyssa, Jonathan, April-Rose, Terri’s boyfriend, Kevin, and his daughter was also there, as was my mom, and Gary and Greg. Tonight I thought about the cosmos and the Peace that flows throughout it and the energy that draws us to Peace.


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March 27, 2016

Title: Untitled

Location & Time: Mom and Dad’s apartment, Tulare, CA, 11:30pm-12am



About this Peace:

Tonight I saw my daughter sleeping and watched her resting for a few minutes. I thought about how she and all the other children of the world are Peace.


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March 28, 2016

Title: Untitled

Location & Time: Mom and Dad’s apartment, Tulare, CA, 11:30pm-12:30am



About this Peace:

I had a hard time creating this Peace. The relationship I have with my father is barely existent and tonight we talked for about 30 minutes at the end of the day. 

It’s the most we’ve spoken over the course of three days. (He’s usually out working or out somewhere when I’m home.) He told me about his health and that it’s overall good. He asked me if I would be willing to oversee his living will. After he went to bed I thought about getting back to S.F.; my lack of work and income; and how I want to show Marisa more of the world. The heaviness of it all led me to think of the lightest possible thing, This butterfly Peace is not how I envisioned it, but it is what it is.


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March 29, 2016

Title: Untitled

Location & Time: My room, San Francisco, CA, 11:30pm-12:30am


(Listening to early Elvis Costello)


About this Peace:

(It is what it is.)


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March 30, 2016

Title: What’s So Funny ‘Bout Peace, Love & Understanding?

Location & Time: My room, San Francisco, CA, 11:50pm-12:45am



About this Peace:

I went to go see Elvis Costello in concert tonight at the Herbst Theater.


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March 31, 2016

Title: Untitled

Location & Time: My room, San Francisco, CA, 10pm-11:15pm


(Listening to my Paul Weller radio station on Pandora. The first song to play

was, ‘Clamp Down’ by the Clash.)


About this Peace:

(It is what it is.)

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All art and text: ©2016 Ed Cruz • All rights reserved.