More about ~Keith Alan Hamilton and his pro-human social activism

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Two of Keith’s ongoing creations of note are the book series Nature ~ IQ: Let’s Survive, Not Die !  and the Slavery in America Image with Words Collection – Virginia Edition.  Keith will be releasing soon his 5th book soon.

Keith publishes two other companion sites at NatureIQ.com & The Hamilton Gallery ~ Online.com where he is a fervent promoter of other social activist artists.

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~Keith Alan Hamilton~   firmly believes, “The true act of creating art is to use it to create change for the everlasting benefit of all humanity.”

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Driven by that belief, Keith’s mission as a spiritual warrior is brought forth in his book series Nature ~ IQ: Let’s Survive, Not Die!   A spiritual vision fueled by unconditional love to help We the people of planet earth see the value of proactively working together to improve the overall well-being of ALL HUMANITY.  So the people of THE HUMAN-KIND become more willing and able to help themselves and then do the same for others.

Personally to help exemplify Keith’s mission, a portion of the proceeds from his book series and his Art Store are donated to help support various social activist causes and promising research into the cause, treatment, and management of them; such as  MS, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Cancer, Hydrocephalus and mental conditions (Bipolar, Depression, Autism, etc.).

As previously mentioned,  Keith often participates in charitable walks/runs for these causes and hopefully sometime in the near future will be launching his organization NatureIQ.org to further this type of support.  The proactive human spirit of love, concern and support reflected in these charitable events toward fellow human beings embodies the vision and mission of not only Keith’s Nature  ~  IQ book series, but his soon to be launched NatureIQ.org as well. Keith expresses this poetically below.

Nature  ~  IQ .ORG  – brought forth in the same spirit as the book series Nature  ~  IQ: Let’s Survive, Not Die !

We the people
as ONE RACE
must set aside
our differences
and focus on seeing
the benefit
and wisdom
in proactively
helping each other
better help ourselves
to improve
the overall well-being
of
all
humanity
by learning together
ways to increase
our collective IQ
so to speak
our global understanding
about how Nature
and the earth
systemically work
no matter what type
of drastically disruptive
earth change may befall us
for the sole purpose
of assuring
the future survival
of THE HUMAN RACE
regardless of skin color
sex
gender
nationality
ethnicity
culture
belief
or economic status

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As of June 4, 2016, Keith as an author has published four books through Inner Child Press.  Back in September 2015, Keith published in print and Kindle, Peace Out Poems for Jason: the way things seem to be . . .  whatever! dedicated to his son Jason.  Keith’s hero for his struggle to live each day the best he can while dealing with the effects resultant from being born hydrocephalic.

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Jason is the true inspiration behind Keith’s book series Nature ~ IQ: Let’s Survive, Not Die ! Now in print and Kindle the first book in the series Nature ~ IQ: Let’s Survive, Not Die!  Poems, Sayings and more…..   used to address the most pressing issues on earth   ~   facing humankind!  A poetic/prose essay on the human potential to proactively adapt and then survive any type of drastically disruptive earth change to occur in the future.

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Keith is currently writing the second book in the series Nature  ~  IQ:  Let’s Survive, Not Die! –  Adaptive Transitioning.  The book will be published in sometime in 2018.

As a performance artist Keith has shuffled jogged two marathons so far.  In November 2015 the Anthem Richmond Marathon and in March of 2016 Yuengling Shamrock Marathon along the Virginia Beach Oceanfront (see press releases: Performance Artist Shuffle-Jogged the Virginia Marathon for THE HUMAN RACEPerformance Artist will again Shuffle-Jog a Virginia Marathon for THE HUMAN RACE).

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While participating in both of these marathons, Keith used performance art to create a body metaphor (wearing dark clothes with a hood) as a way to promote his Slavery in America Image with Words Collection –  Virginia Edition.

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In Virginia Beach Keith also released his book –  Peace Out Poems for World Peace, Healing & THE HUMAN RACE: A spiritual pilgrimage of Image with Word artistically expressed from the lived experience of the PRO-HUMAN Social Activist Mystic Performance Artist  ~Keith Alan Hamilton~  –  about World Peace, Healing and the decolorization of ALL THE HUMAN RACE.  We the people of earth as ONE RACE regardless of skin color, sex, gender, nationality, ethnicity, culture, or belief  –  all together, collectively THE HUMAN-KIND. PEACE OUT !

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In May and June of 2016 as a social activist performance artist, Keith did two 16 mile Out of the Darkness Overnight walks for  “the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, funding research, advocacy, survivor support, education, and awareness programs – both to prevent suicide and to assist those affected by suicide” as a part of Team S.O.L.E.S (see press release:  After Book Release, Social Activist Performance Artist to do 2 AFSP Out of the Darkness Walks).

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The first was the San Francisco walk with fellow social activist/author Madeline Tasky Sharples and the second was the New York Walk with fellow social activist artist/author Regina A Walker (Regina was not able to do the walk).  At the NYC walk Keith released his 4th book Peace Out Poems about My Abnormalities Normality: The ups and downs of a super charged mind – depression and notions of life’s end, socially embedded predispositions and inhibitions brought back to light out of the darkness. To create dialogue and nurture a cooperative, PRO-HUMAN spirit that emerges a healing for the continuance of a more PROACTIVE life. Artistically expressed through Images with Words by social activist, mystic, performance artist ~Keith Alan Hamilton~ Dedicated to Madeline Sharples, her son Paul, Regina Walker, her sister Dolores, Team S.O.L.E.S – those they remember, and the AFSP Out of the Darkness Walks (see press release: Book Release: Social Activist Performance Artist to do AFSP Out of the Darkness Walk NYC).

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Later on in the year 2016 (October), Keith as a social activist performance artist was a part of an exhibit in Virginia titled: “Entangled” (copyright HRuiz).  This exhibit was curated by Keith’s dear friend, mentor and fellow social activist artist Helene Ruiz the founder of The Urban Individualists, an international, multi-media, multi-cultural artists collective.  Helene describes the event as follows:

ART AND THE CREATIVE PROCESS IS OFTEN A SOLITARY ENDEAVOR. IN THIS GROUP SHOW, THE CREATIVE MUSE IS SPARKED BY A COLLABORATION BETWEEN A VISUAL ARTIST AND A WRITER. EACH ARTIST WILL PRESENT A WORK TO THEIR PARTNER TO ACT AS MUSE FOR THEIR PARTNER’S RESPONSE. EACH COLLABORATION WILL SPARK FOUR WORKS, TWO WRITTEN AND TWO VISUAL.

Keith collaborated with visual artist Sarmistha Talukdar.  Keith’s friend, social activist word spoken artist, mentor and publisher William S. Peters, Sr. hosted the live poetry portion of the event.  Also Keith’s long time friend and fellow social activist artist Regina Walker participated in the exhibit.

Keith is a past member of the Poetry Posse which contributes monthly editions to The Year of the Poet published by Inner Child Press.   “Its objective is to bring the Poetry Community together with the various Cross Demographic representations found in Gender, Religion, Geography, Culture and Ethnicity.”  Keith also as a social activist artist is a contributor and supporter of the World Healing, World Peace Poetry Anthology initiative by Inner Child Press.

Read on to learn more about what motivates  ~Keith Alan Hamilton~ as…… An Artist who uses Art to create Change.

After doing an Images & Words flip-book collaboration with NYC photographer/writer Regina Walker called Stuyvesant Town ~ NYC, Keith picked up the camera again.  This time in the form of Smartphone Photography as found in his Smartphone Photography Portfolio.

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Keith has recently said about his photography, “I’m firstly an artist with a Smartphone camera trying to create art by the way I capture images at a particular moment in time.

Keith’s experience as an artist, as manifested through his writing (prose/poems) and photography has led to his newest expression of creativity combining images with words as found in his Image with Words Portfolio.

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Keith further says about this kind of creative experience, “As an artist, my Image with Words creations, my word imagery seems to undergo this heighten process of poetic emergence.

Keith has been developing his spiritually philosophical style of writing (poetry, prose, sayings, etc.) and photography for many years.  The artistry of his words and images are rooted within the nurturing arms of his Polish/German mother (his first muse).  Keith says his mother’s willpower and loving temperament is the spirit flowing in his words and images.  They are also deeply influenced with the character of his Scot grandfather (his second muse), who was a master storyteller and could hold his audience spellbound for hours on end.  Keith’s words and images not only reveal the cultural flavor representative of his heritage but also the area in the USA where he was born.  He grew up in a small place called Freeland, Michigan.  This is where one of Keith’s most influential muses RLF grew up as well.   Many fellow artists and friends have inspired Keith’s artistic creations, and have become muses, like his photography mentor RAW, his editor and fellow writer, MTS and musician BM.   Keith’s children and grandchildren are continually powerful muses on the kind of art he creates; especially his son Jason, as mentioned previously.

If Keith was asked to describe his spiritually philosophical style, he would say it embodies the everyday spirit of a Norman Rockwell illustration, a sort of raw Mark Twain individuality and the perfectionist mannerism captured in an Ansel Adams photo. Keith hopes his everyday style, that unique spiritual flavor tasted within the emergence of his words and images, will appeal to a broad spectrum of people around the world.

Keith as a mystic and social activist uses his art spiritually and philosophically to inspire and create change.  He firmly believes all of his site’s are freely accessible and affordable online living documents (works of art in progress).  Works of art where people around the world on the internet can view the evolving creative process of his artwork, as well as other artists (including Poets, Writers, Photographers, Musicians, etc.) he has featured (extending to the PWPMA ~ Networking Group on Facebook) is of benefit to them.  Why?  He truly believes that creativity breeds creativity.  The more creativity that is shared with others, where people observe and experience the entire creative process from start to finish, will be a real source of encouragement and motivation for humanity.   When the whole spectrum of people from young to the old can freely observe the full struggle to bring forth works of art in whatever form, they in turn will be inspired to be more creative themselves.  Then those inspired in such a way will bring forth works of art in word and image to be shared with others.  Eventually this creative process will collectively provide positive change to the overall well-being of humanity (like Keith’s muses have inspired him).

Keith’s inspiration to offer the social activist artist (Poets, Writers, Photographers, Musicians, Painters, etc.) the opportunity to be featured at The Hamilton Gallery ~ Online.com helps to put into motion the vision brought forth in his online book series Nature ~ IQ: Let’s Survive, Not Die !  Over a freely accessible and affordable platform like the Internet, a larger audience of people can experience, view and read artwork created in the spirit of social activism.  Generally speaking, an artist can get published and/or exhibited at a relatively moderate cost today; however, many artists, especially the social activist are not promoted and distributed to the point of where their creations can be viewed and/or read by others on a large scale.  It is Keith’s belief that many of these artists like himself are not as concerned with getting rich or being famous, but rather if their artwork has a contributory and beneficial effect on humanity.

In Keith’s opinion this brings to light the real mission behind the creative acts of a social activist artist……    the ultimate purpose  – “The true act of creating art is to use it to create change for the everlasting benefit of all humanity.

Nothing illustrates this process better then the creativity inspired by Keith’s two most influential muses, his son Jason and RLF.   Both for their heroic day to day struggle with the effects of their conditions.  The example of their life experiences and courage has motivated Keith to create the following:

Recently  published in print August 2015 by Inner Child Press.
Peace Out Poems for Jason  – the way things seem to be….. whatever !
My son the hero and  inspiration behind the book series Nature ~ IQ: Let’s Survive, Not Die !

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The Muse Series for MS Research (RLF: Images with Words Collection)    

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Slavery in America Image with Words Collection ~ Virginia Edition

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**   Keith Alan Hamilton.com, NatureIQ.com and the Hamilton Gallery ~ Online.com continuing in the living document tradition are currently being converted to the WordPress format.  All flash style flip-books including portfolios at The Hamilton Gallery  ~  Online.com are being converted to the new HTML 5 format so they can be viewed by Smartphones.

View Keith’s other works of art in progress here:  Flip-Books (Images or Images with Words)

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I Tought I taw Tweety Twump

Trump WORLD
the place
where the
out and out lie
the bumbling rant
and the spewing
of hate
through a social media
tweet
as exemplified
by the POTUS
has become
the accepted norm
for the destructive antics
of DISCOMMUNICATION

HOLY SHIT …..

I Tought I taw Tweety Twump

peace out

Art by Helene Ruiz
Words by   ~Keith Alan Hamilton~

blacksmith named Gabriel ~ Scars of Injustices

I’m this artist
who likes to tell a story
of words with an image
captured in time
~    today with
Smartphone in hand
I begin my
photographic journey
along the Slave Trail
in Richmond
Virginia
a somber place
representative of
cruel and hard endings
for some …..
of us human beings
hung from
the once was
hillside gallows
for instance
a 24 year old blacksmith
named Gabriel
aroused with
the spiritual vision
that in the eyes
of the creator
all people
despite color of skin
are a part of
The Human Race
equal with
every kind of
man and woman
~    however
such a righteous revelation
to evolve The Human Race
beyond the defining of race
by skin color
was put to death
due to ignorance
and ill perceived
sanctimoniousness
‘cause some
of a certain skin color
blinded by the trade
of slavery
were not yet
so enlightened
about the benevolent ways
of God Almighty
for all    ~

but to the unmindful
passerby
~    driving down
Broad Street
over a bridge
this place appears to be
a green grass
park like lawn
next to some
railroad tracks
not long ago
a paved over parking lot
~    sleepily awaiting
a full resurrection
of remembrance ….   for
all those buried there
now a parcel of land
with a shrine
known as
the Negro Burial Ground
but more ethnically
named
the African Ancestral
Burial Ground   ~

like the blacksmith
named Gabriel
this experience
emerges forth
a spiritual vision
within me
this everyday
human being
no better than anyone else
where the color of …..
a person’s skin
shines on the beauty
and rich character
of their ethnicity
and yet
in the light of    ~
equality for all
skin color does not
determine race
‘cause the human
belongs to only one race
The Human Race
if not ….
then resurrect
the Richmond gallows
and hang me on the hillside
it would be an honor
to be buried
next to my fellow
human beings
especially
that blacksmith
named Gabriel

eternally a part of the shrine
to the Scars of Injustices

peace out

Art by Helene Ruiz
Words by   ~Keith Alan Hamilton~

Dedicated to my sister and art mentor Helene Ruiz ..  Peace out humanity ! A revision of a poem called – blacksmith named Gabriel – a part of my Slavery in America Image with Words Collection ~ Virginia Edition.

HUMAN COMMUNITY STEW ~ ROUTINES

an American ethnicity ….
THEM in the know say
I ain’t got one
even though
America can be my nation
and based on genetics
the color of my skin
I have to check off
as my race …..   hmmmm ..…
whatever happened to
that identifier
THE HUMAN RACE   ~
then we would not
have to decide
if the president
of the USA
is either
black or white
or something else
’cause it would then
be up to our acts and deeds
our service to humanity
that should define us
not the daily ROUTINES
we follow according to label
like zombies
without resistance
due to the
social conditioning ~ impregnating
our minds
from the drivel
of media and advertisement
all a part of The Red ……
White
and THE BULL

as far as that
ethnicity thing
I was born and raised
in America
I’m a little pinch
of this or that
all important ingredients
added to what makes up a stew
my grandfather called COMMUNITY

WE THE PEOPLE

experiencing
this mixed up blend
of diversity
interacting physically
and cognitively
as this
HUMAN COMMUNITY STEW
with an emergent
cultural flavor
of complexity
born of
WE THE PEOPLE
living and breathing
each day
within a portion
of shared land
while still being
a part of
THE HUMAN RACE   ~
progressively learning
what freedom truly is
or is not
and too
what freedom has still
not fully become   ~
~    especially
for many
of our brothers and sisters
as to equality and rights
being a normal reality
of liberty
and that WE THE PEOPLE
represent
so much more than
ethnicity
culture
nation
and the daily ROUTINES
we follow according to label
like zombies
without resistance ….

WE THE PEOPLE are
THE WHOLE HUMAN RACE   ~
a little pinch
of this or that
all important ingredients
added to what makes up a stew
my grandfather called COMMUNITY

HUMAN COMMUNITY STEW

peace out

Art by Helene Ruiz
Words by    ~Keith Alan Hamilton~

a revision of the poem – HUMAN COMMUNITY STEW – from the book – Peace Out Poems for World Healing World Peace and The Human Race

I mean no disrespect – WITNESSING THE HISTORICAL DISGRACE OF THE UN-UNITING OF AMERICA BY Mr. Pres #45

if your US census designation is …..
…..    white
black or african american
american indian or alaska native
asian
native hawaiian
or other pacific islander
excuse the lack of capitalization
while writing these labels

I mean no disrespect

just trying to express my opinion
I say whatever
’cause it don’t matter
to me
I see only one race
THE HUMAN RACE
We the people
of planet earth
one kind
one species
HUMAN BEINGS
that’s it
~    coming in
all types of color
and flavor
nationality
ethnicity
culture
belief
and economic status
I say whatever
again

I mean no disrespect

We the people
of planet earth
must come together
as one
stand united
more than ever
especially during
The Red … White
and The Bull ~ spewing
from the bowels
of Trump WORLD

’cause as social activist artist
Helene Ruiz says in the title of her painting ….
we are now “WITNESSING THE HISTORICAL DISGRACE
OF THE UN-UNITING OF AMERICA BY Mr. Pres #45

peace out

Art by Helene Ruiz
Words by    ~Keith Alan Hamilton~

a revision of the poem – I mean no disrespect – from the book – Peace Out Poems for World Healing World Peace and The Human Race

Pinocchio-ing

someone was reported
to be lurking
in the shadows
and making noise
by a dumpster
down a poorly lit alleyway  ~
when the police arrive
the person
looks to have on
dark clothes
with a so-called
hoodie
and maybe carrying
something
in one hand  ~
a yell …..   goes out
from the police
‘put it down’
the person
suddenly turns toward
one of the officers
and is abruptly greeted
with the barrel of a gun  ~
~  startled
the person
in the hoodie
raises the object  …..

shots ring out
and lives are
forever
destroyed  …….

the news reports
police officer
shoots a mentally ill
homeless person
from a local shelter
who was holding
a moldy loaf of bread
taken from a dumpster

HOW  ~  HOW
does something
like this happen

could it be from
an isolated
social conditioning
that sows
an evasive
behavioral type
of mental weed
with the enabling
and perceptually
inhibitive roots
of predisposition
inhibition
and stereotype
where human profiling
misleadingly gets
the firm grounding
to provide an accurate
assessment …..
based on classifications
like skin color  ~
sex  ~  gender  ~  nationality
ethnicity  ~  culture  ~
belief or economic status
although …..   in reality
such labels produce
an effect knowing as
Pinocchio-ing
pure deception
which eventually  ~
becomes exposed
only to be in the end
a pack of lies
after coloring perception
as to what’s
really transpiring
at any given moment ….

for instance
if someone was reported
to be lurking
in the shadows
and making noise
by a dumpster
down a poorly lit alleyway
when the police arrive
the person
looks to have on
dark clothes
with a so-called
hoodie
and maybe carrying
something
in one hand  ~

peace out

Art/Image by Helene Ruiz
Words by  ~Keith Alan Hamilton~

America’s Favorite Game ….. The Race Card

AMERICA
its all about
red ….  white
and blue
the colors of
Old Glory
a symbol for  ~
land of
the free  …..
where
We the people
are afforded the liberty
~   get to choose
who we want
to be
and what we
want to do
freedom
equality
and justice for all
is the ideology
spoken in America
since independence

supposedly

however
in reality
AMERICA today
in its EXTREMIST ATTIRE
is more like
The Red …..  White
and THE BULL
~   unadulterated
BULLSHIT
the land of
predestination
where
We the people
are separated
at birth
and given
different LABELS
then through
social/political
pressure
that flows
with the tainted blood
of inherent
predisposition
inhibition
and stereotype
within the grip
of its
devilish fervor
it prods us
to play
America’s favorite
game …..  called
THE RACE CARD
wherein  ~
and thus
we are
bamboozled
to think
we’re divinely
foreordained
to live out the hand
we are dealt ……
this unholy game
blinds
AMERICA
under the shadow
of Old Glory
to its
actually being
The Red ….. White
and THE BULL
~  unadulterated
BULLSHIT
the land of
predestination
and from
clearly perceiving
that ALL
We the people
of the planet earth
regardless of
skin color
sex
gender
nationality
ethnicity
culture
belief
or economic status
that WE
together
as ONE
are ALL
better off
and our chances
for survival
in the future
are greater
by realizing
then
progressing
intelligently
to become
a part of …..

the One and Only Race
THE HUMAN RACE

ALL We the people
as INDIVIDUALS
are afforded
the liberty
to choose
and to have
the freedom
equality
and justice
that’s for all

peace out

Art/Image by Helene Ruiz
Words by ~Keith Alan Hamilton~

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