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Let’s Talk Solutions

I recently read an article shared with me by a friend about the transition of the office of President to that of pop-culture celebrity. Please read the article first, so you can fully understand my response below. Let’s Talk Solutions Time and time again, I read articles about the problem with culture and politics; with […]


Ending Human Trafficking in Our Time

A full article with details about participating artists will be posted shortly. For now, please share the image of our flier.


My Mission to #TakeBackOurCulture

I didn’t realize it at the time, but over a decade ago, I was laying the foundation for a movement to #TakeBackOurCulture. For years, I had been struggling with the desire to create art that would sell and painting things that I found inspiring or meaningful. My passion and inspiration took me in the direction […]


Primitive Angels from Scrap and Salvage

I recently started working with salvaged materials and scraps from a friend’s woodworking shop. Here is the result:          


Folk to Fine Art is on it’s Way!

It’s that time of year again! The annual Folk to Fine Arts Festival in Commerce, Georgia is coming up the first weekend in March. I will be returning as a vendor with the work I have been creating under the name Libertas Americana. In addition, I will have work by several regional artists and a […]


Conventional Art Forms as a Tool for an Unconventional Approach to Culture

Kathy Graybill has been one of the most directly inspirational artists I have met over the years. Her beautiful and complex body of work has motivated me to pursue an artistic avenue that I previously thought impractical – hand painted furniture and primitives. I have become familiar with her work over the last year, through a […]


Matt Perdie Interview at Smart Girl Summit 2014 in Atlanta

Thanks to the ladies at Smart Girl, and to Matt Perdie, for the opportunity to discuss Liberatchik’s efforts to #TakeBackTheCulture   Smart Girl Politics on YouTube Smart Girl Action Frances Byrd is the National Director of, and a contributing writer at Western Free Press and BlogBytes. Her articles have also been published at Big […]


Smart Girl Summit 2014

As always, I am in over my head and late to post on current Liberatchik projects. The few weeks since the conference have been a blur of back-to-school shopping, follow-up from the Summit and rushing to meet a deadline for paintings I am donating to an organization that is raising awareness about human trafficking. On […]

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Liberty as a Human Rights Icon

…Liberty has the potential to become a universal as well as national icon; for individual Liberty is, at its core, a human right.


Patriotic Symbolism in the Arts

On this Memorial Day holiday, I am drawn to consider all of the lives lost over the generations of American history, in the pursuit of freedom; at home and abroad. I wonder what it is about contemporary American culture that makes the simple concept of Liberty, something everyone should relate to in a positive way […]