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Kim Barry


OCT 2011
acrylic, stencils, on gypsum board
47 x 43 x 1 inches
© kimbarrystudio


 Broke is simply the state of mind where you can't see the value of your surroundings and how they can work for you.  The value stamp and devalue stamp get all mixed up. I've seen some people throw their life on the line for their car but think helping their relative a waste. Yesterday, I found a beautiful poem in the dumpster. It was about feet. Ironically, the writer was demanding that we value our own, as she then, threw the argument in the trash. We throw out what should be treasured and painstakingly devote years of cleaning and, consequently, a small fortune in Minwax in preserving what should be laid to rest. Btw, did I use "ironically" in proper context? I hate all forms of that word.

Words can be used to infuse everything with value and can also be used to strip faster than a BMW left in Southeast D.C. This is what makes words a form of alchemy. Once we realize this, the priority list should be made, checked, and revisited to keep us straight.

The single cause of mental suicide is putting your own worth in the hands of others. Trust me, if you don't set it, then know this. Everyone else is looking to get you at yard sale pricing.  It's the Fall-mart way. Pay less, live more! Truth- you are not living if you were willing to become one in the mob fighting for the last $2 waffle maker last Holiday. Ho, Ho, ...yer crazy.

So, look around. There is value in everything. Use your head, your heart, and your imagination. Most of all, value yourself.

Even with $3 in your pocket, you are BR OK E.


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Full Artwork Details
Artist: Kim Barry
Title: I'M BR OK E
Date: OCT 2011
Medium: acrylic, stencils, on gypsum board
Medium Category: Painting
Genre: Abstract
Original Dimensions: 47 x 43 x 1 inches
Copyright: kimbarrystudio
ArtSlant Awards: 5th 2014 ArtSlant Prize Showcase Winner in the mixed-media Category
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Tags: abstract, figurative, urban, mixed-media, sculpture, self worth, white, blue, humor, pop

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