vaccine against violence

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Pedro Reyes is featured in my new book, TO LIFE! Eco Art In Pursuit of a Sustainable Planet. The photo provides evidence of why I chose to include him, when so many artists had to be rejected.

Hugging the Vaccine Against Violence dummie after everything he has endured (photo Mathilde Fernande Fernandez)

Reyes is a master at identifying themes that are exhausted by oversaturated exposure through sermons, warnings, punishments, guilt, and resentment. And yet  when Reyes addresses them, they cease to be tedious reminders of familiar cliches. Instead, the mind of the viewer is suddenly flushed with their urgency and authenticity.