open to interpretation

barred tear 503w b2 - June 13, 2016m

I caption this image: Working for Freedom.

When I created it, I was thinking of freedom from inner conflict.

But of course, it’s open to interpretation.

© 2016, Michael R. Patton

dream steps: the blog



listening to a picture

woman hair heart black 354 - October 16, 2015pm

What does this “simple” image say to me?

Many things.  Probably more than I know.

One thing it clearly says is: “listen”.

© 2015, Michael R. Patton
listening to silence: the book

balancing act

new peace symbol - April 17, 2014pm

I designed the image above because I wanted a new peace symbol…

My idea was to give some balance to the now-familiar peace symbol created by Gerald Holtom in 1958.

I’ve “doubled” the old symbol, so that the top half is equal to the bottom half…

Also, for balance, I’ve alternated black with white.

As I see it, if we’re going to have peace, we first need to balance the opposing forces within ourselves, within our world.

© 2014, Michael R. Patton

give ’em a chance

women peace - March 27, 2014pm

Before we leave Women’s History Month, I wanted to add this post.

Would the world actually be a more peaceful place with women at the helm?

I have my doubts…however, given the state of things, perhaps we should give them a chance.

© 2014, Michael R. Patton