The Human Race

The Human Race!      .
This drawing represents the race in which
we are all entered the day we are born.
The race is to attain social status and
possessions – success
is measured in money.
Different people race at different speeds
with different goals.
It begins before we are born.
We can be and are examined and
measured even before we are born.
Our arrival is too late to discover our sex!
When we are born they weigh and
measure us and then the race is on……..
“My baby walked at 10 months”
“Mine did at 9 months”
From now on we are urged to be bigger,
better  and faster.
A babywalker, slide, swing,
roller skates and bike give us more speed.
Our clothes are bought two sizes too big
We are tested in school
points equal further education
Childhood is shortened if
we are good at sports
rewards are enormous
if we are successful
Houses and moneybags represent
status and possessions
Bigger house, faster car, more money
Dropouts are forced to take part
to survive
Sometimes come up against a brick wall.
The people spanning the gap
represent help – counselling –
further education or financial
The annual holiday, hospital
or external forces
represented here by rain and snow
can make us slow down
some slip or are stepped on by others
some break the law.
Though not all in prison are guilty
Some want to slow down aeging
appearing as “Mutton dressed as lamb”
Retirement, early or late,
is the official Finish.
Only then do we allow ourselves time
to do all the things
we always wanted to do
supported by our wealth,
our families or the state
We have time to talk, to read, to paint
or spend in the garden
time for everything
and anything – As we reach the last lap
we move quite slowly
hopefully with time to do all those things
and hopefully to move onto
whatever we expect to find
when our race is finally run………….

 

 

©
Limited Edition Print
1/300
1997
Signed & Numbered by the artist
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Happy ever after

Falling in love is a game of chance
Getting married is a bit of a lottery
Luck will probably determine our fate
When you fall in love with some one
you don’t know what else you might get
A bossy mother-in-law
An interfering brother-in-law
or a thwarted ex-lover
lurking in the undergrowth!
You could find out that she was betrothed
to the king of Prussia at birth
or that he is really
the long lost heir to billions!
It is of course also true
that you might get a second mother
some wonderful children
in fact a whole new extended family
who will welcome you with open arms
into their homes
and only enter yours when asked!
We do not walk around with details
of our religious preferences nor our historical,
social, financial or cultural backgrounds
displayed permanently for all to study
before a friendship starts
So it’s usually too late – Love has struck
But only two fall in love
Only two get married
Only two have to live with their consequences
If only all “Well meaning”
“Interfering” – “Outsiders” would leave them alone
to make their own decisions
To be together
To make their own mistakes
To live their own lives
Then there would be so much less heartache
and so much more happiness Ever After

For fun I have randomly selected
some of examples of what you might get
If you are lucky or even if you are not
But remember Love has no barriers

 

©
Limited Edition Print
1/500
2001
Signed & Numbered by the artist
The words are also written on the back of the picture
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The Apartments – behind closed doors

Landmark memories fill our lives
like birthdays, growing up, moving out
getting married, starting a family
and then
building a comfortable Lifestyle
for ourselves
in this apartment block we can view bits of Life
being lived
through each window we see small snippets
of how some people live their private lives
Some good times and Some bad times
Big troubles and small trials
As we look behind closed doors
Major dilemma and great happiness
separated by only
by a single wall

 

©
Limited Edition Print
1/750
2007 
Signed & Numbered by the artist
The words are also written on the back of the picture
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Road to success

The road to success may be paved
with right turns and wrong turns
a selection of detours, copious diversions
along with several dead ends,
it probably has a sprinkling of U-turns
and miles and miles and miles
and miles of effort
So that when you finally reach your goal,
when you eventually achieve your aim
when you are sucessfully adjudged to be
“the best of the best”
Then that success,
like the journey can be very sweet

 

©
Limited Edition Print
1/750
2007 
Signed & Numbered by the artist
The words are also written on the back of the picture
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it’s never too late

We are all different – You are unique
there will only ever only be one of You
So make sure you live your life to the full
It is never too late to try
Yesterdays actions are history
you can not change them
you may have to contend
with their consequences but remember
you can change your mind…………….
You can still reach for your dreams!
Give yourself every chance – Make use of your assets
Reach out with your soul
Follow your heart and go with your gut
and if you don’t manage to reach the North Pole,
ride on an elephant or own an airline
at least you will have no regrets
Life is a journey – we all have One ticket
………let’s enjoy the ride!

 

©
Limited Edition Print
1/750
2007 
Signed & Numbered by the artist
The words are also written on the back of the picture
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Mná na hEireánn

“Women of Ireland”
is a non political drawing
of the four green fields of Ireland
Which are the four provinces
Ulster, Munster, Connacht and Leinster
“Mná na hEireann” refers
to the wealth of beautiful and strong
Irish women who fill both
our history and our legends alike

©
Limited Edition Print
1/750
2011
Signed & Numbered by the artist
The words are also written on the back of the picture
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Motivation

In ‘Life’ you take out what you put in!
There’s no such thing as a free lunch!
Life is not fair
and nobody said it was easy

Continued……/

©
Limited Edition Print
1/750
2016
Signed & Numbered by the artist
The words are also written on the back of the picture
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