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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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Wangari Maathai

"Trees are living symbols of peace and hope. A tree has roots in the soil yet it reaches to the sky. It tells us that in order to aspire we need to be grounded, and no matter how high we go it is from our roots that we draw sustenance. It is a reminder to all of us who have success that we cannot forget where we came from. It signifies that no matter how powerful we become our power and strength and our ability to reach our goals depend on the people, those whose work remains unseen, who are