Wire Paintings 1989

“Happiness lies not in the mere possession of money. It lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort. The joy and moral stimulation of work no longer must be forgotten in the mad chase of evanescent profits. These dark days will be worth all they cost us if they teach us that our true destiny is not to be ministered unto but to minister to ourselves and our fellow men in recognition of the falsity of material wealth as the standard of success.”
F.D. Roosevelt, 1933 The Standard of success

“What do we mean by patriotism. One that puts country ahead of self, one which is not short frenzied outbursts of emotion but the steady dedication of a lifetime . . . there are words that are easy to utter . . . for it is often easier to fight for principles than to live up to them.”
A. Stevenson, 1952. “Some nice nostalgic sounds

” The abuses of liberty fall naturally into two separate groups. First is the betrayal of public and private trust by individuals and second are the problems of economic exploitation and domination which arise in modern business oganizations.”
Herbert Hoover, 1934 “1 admire your insight

“We believe that the people have the right, the power, and the duty to protect themselves and their own welfare; that human rights are supreme over all other rights; that wealth should be the servant not the master of people.”
T. Roosevelt, 1912 “Your solution makes lots of sense

“Every year if not every day we have to wager our salvation upon some prophecy based upon imperfect knowledge. While that experiment is part of our system I think we should be eternally vigilant against attempts to check the expression of opinions we loathe.”, O.W. Holmes, 1919
“Well done but not for everyone

“There has been something crude and heartless and unfeeling in our own haste to succeed and be great. Our thought has been to let every man look out for himself, let every generation look out for itself while we reared great machinery which made it impossible that any but those who stood at the levers of contrl should have a chance to look out for themselves. We had not forgot our morals. We remembered well enough that we had set up a policy which was meant to serve the humblest as well as the powerful but we were heedless + in a hurry to be great.” Woodrow Wilson

“The firm basis of government is justice. There can be no equality or opportunity if men and women and children be not shielded in their lives, their very vitality from the processes of great industrial and social processes which they cannot alter, control or singly cope with. Society must see to it that it does not crush or weaken or damage its constituent parts. The first duty of law is to keep sound the society it serves.” Woodrow Wilson, 1916

0 Lord Abide With Me
When The Darkness Deepens
0 Lord Abide With Me
Help Of The Helpless
With Me Abide 0 Lord (traditional)

” We have been proud of our industrial achievements but we have not hitherto stopped thoughtfully to count the human cost of energies enough overtaxed and broken. The fearful physical and spiritual cost to the man and woman and children upon whom the dead weight and burden of it all has fallen pitilessly the year through. With the great government went manydeep secret things we too long delayed to scrutinize with candid and fearless eyes. The great government we loved has too often been made use of for private and selfish purposes and those who used it had forgotten the people.” Woodrow Wilson, 1913

Didn’t The Lord Deliver Daniel
The Sun Forbears To Shine
The Wind Blows Like Judgement Day
Didn’t The Lord Deliver Daniel
And 0 Lord Why Not Everyone (traditional)