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© Civil Disobedience Company 2017

artwork.

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listen.
musical artists

listen.

think.
authors, poets, philosophers and inventors
inspire.
public figures
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silver screen stars

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inspire.

limited collections.

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atomic mass.

homeland.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

about.

Civil Disobedience Company produces hand painted and hand printed portraits of notable figures in society with their own words in a calligraphic style.

I am inspired by words and their connection to how they make us feel; whether it be song lyrics, poems, quotes or fragments of ideas. I want people to look at each personae apart from how they are recognized in the public eye.

 

By creating portraits with words, I found myself able to connect with the subject matter in a way that is unrestrained and unrefined. As such, I find it enables the viewer to look deeper into the persons whom I have portrayed, as well.

 

I seek to forge a bond between the words and the audience but, most importantly, I hope my work inspires people to appreciate and to celebrate each other’s lives – collectively or otherwise.

 

I work with a variety of mediums including drawing, painting, screen printing, installation art, textile and film.

~Gillian Blanchette

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John Lennon

“Imagine there’s no heaven. It’s easy if you try. No hell below us. Above us only sky. Imagine all the people living for today. Imagine there’s no countries. It isn’t hard to do. Nothing to kill or die for. And no religion too. Imagine all the people living life in peace. Imagine no possessions. I wonder if you can. No greed or hunger. A brotherhood of man. Imagine all the people sharing all the world. You may say I’m a dreamer. But I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll jo