woodcut print on Rives BFK; 30×22″

“The discourse and policies of our current government during both the Covid pandemic and the electoral period the country just lived are contributing to disarray, fear and anxiety and to a broad dissemination of hatred and violence. The negligence and bigotry of our government who puts politics above the well being of its own citizens, have contributed to millions of Americans becoming infected by the virus, to hundreds of thousands dying from it, and to animosity and adversarial division between people. For the lack of love, death and disarray prevail. On the open hands in the image is written, in Arabic, the text on “Love” from the book “The Prophet” by Gibran Khalil Gibran, the Lebanese-American writer and poet.”

ARTIST BIO: Saad Ghosn, a native of Lebanon, has lived in Cincinnati since 1985. A retired physician and Professor Emeritus of Medicine at the University of Cincinnati, Saad resorts to visual and spoken art to express himself and his social and political views. He believes that activism is at the heart of art expression and is the founder and president of ‘SOS ART’ and the editor and publisher of the yearly ‘For a Better World, Poems and Drawings on Peace and Justice by Greater Cincinnati Artists’. Saad has written about many of Cincinnati’s Artists Activists including in his book Greater Cincinnati Artists as Activists.”