ARTIST

STATEMENT

Hi I’m Gregory Newson, an artist, writer. I’m always asked how did I get here?

Well during the late 60s and early 70s I followed the Black Panther Party and gave up my artistic dreams that won me scholarships and awards to become a biased thinking person. But now i knows why Israel was cursed with forty years of wilderness wandering.

“Wilderness wandering” refers to the plight of the Israelites due to their disobedience and unbelief. Nearly 3,500 years ago, the Lord delivered His people from Egyptian bondage as described in Exodus, chapters 1–12.

I was given a gift at the age of 9 when I was still wetting the bed, but not able to comprehend basic education because of undetected dyslexia. and God gave me a gift that I walked away from with an erection and listening to the sound bites of my Harlem community about racism. “Nigger this is a white man’s world, get a job, and you’ll never make it as an Artist”.

It takes a village to raise a bigot; I’m a descendant of slaves from Jacksonville Florida who migrated to Harlem New York in the 30s, where I was born in 1948. At school, I was very disruptive and instinctively fought every classroom bully. And was always expelled from the art class, which the teachers observed, it had a calming effect on me. Then my art schoolteacher entered me into art shows where I won 1st prize and attracted a scholarship from some white man named Norman Rockwell, and interviews on Radio talk shows, The Amsterdam News did a headline story titled; “Harlem Boy is a Promising Genius”.

I wanted badly to be like this, so I started following the black panther party and its rhetoric. So, I stopped painting. But now In puberty, But by now I needed to make some money so I became a drug dealer selling Nicky Barnes’s products which led to prison time.

On my release from prison a phoenix was born, I move to Jacksonville Florida, and joined a church that helped me continue my sobriety as i studied victim mentality thinking, But I still was not painting.

Then I stumbled onto the home of Stonewall Jackson, and learned what I was not taught in school; This Confederate officer started the first black Sunday school to teach Black people how to read the Bible which defied Virginia law, and about his 3,000+ military black soldiers, and with extensive research about the Black Confederates I started painting again and wrote my first graphic novel book; “Stonewall Jackson and the Uppity Spy” plus launch a publishing company named Newson Publishing and an book series named “CSA Buried Treasures”. I became determined to understand “Nothing is holding me down but gravity and lack of hard work”

So I plan to highlight slaves of the loss cause who exhibited extraordinary character.

The Principle of Polarity, as taught by the ancient mystics, was that everything is dual, everything has two poles, and everything has its own pair of opposites.

For example, the opposite of North is South, the opposite of black is white. if all manifested things have two sides, two aspects, or two poles, where does one side start and one side end? With darkness and light, so to speak, where does darkness leave off, and light begins?

Let us take a radical and extreme example—that of love and hate, two totally different mental states. Apparently totally different and yet there are degrees of hate and degrees of Love, and a middle point in which we use the terms “Like” or “Dislike,” which shade into each other so gradually that sometimes we are at a loss to know whether we “like” or “dislike” or “neither”.

My personal goal has been to highlight the middle polarity of the American Civil War and slavery which rarely gets any acknowledgment, and understanding of the conflict, and how it affects us today. Furthermore, to show there was no true difference between the North and South, both needed slavery, and ever since the end of the conflict our nation has been going through “Withdrawal”.

As a person that has suffered for too many years with my own internal Civil War, I have defined my own warfare as a spiritual war. There’s a lot of passion behind the racial divide in our country that is based on information that’s past down information from people that had personal or business-sponsored agendas.

As I have gotten older, I have grown suspicious of two subjects in my life. The first being science and the second being history. I believe that one-third of science is nothing, but theory and history is written by the winner of that war. And after winning the war, they must make sure that the losing side does not gain economic or political power again. And this is where education comes in, that effects our children for generations.

For example, we’re taught that the Civil War was fought to end slavery, have you ever heard of Abraham Lincoln’s Corwin Amendment? Where Lincoln told the southern states “You can keep your slaves just return to the Union”.
The discovery of a letter from newly inaugurated President Abraham Lincoln to the governor of Florida has generated renewed interest in Lincoln’s views toward slavery.

Lincoln was going into panic mode with all that cotton money walking away, one state at a time. What they have been telling us in black schools that the Civil War was over slavery is an outright lie.

America must know it was the black Confederate’s role in helping the South that force Abraham Lincoln to craft the Emancipation Proclamation. Monuments should be erected about the South’s so-called mythical southern black Confederates soldier, that our education system tells our children that “Blacks” were only Orderlies, Teamsters, Cooks, Body servants, and Flunkies

It’s Time That Americans to Cease Acting like Victims.

Uncle Gregory believes a good artist should provoke thought; The Principle of Polarity, as taught by the ancient mystics, was that everything is dual, everything has two poles, and everything has its own pair of opposites.

For example, the opposite of North is South, the opposite of black is white. if all manifested things have two sides, two aspects, or two poles, two aspects, where does one side start and one side end? With darkness and light, so to speak, where does darkness leave off, and light begin?

Let us take a radical and extreme example—that of love and hate, two totally different mental states. Apparently totally different and yet there are degrees of hate and degrees of Love, and a middle point in which we use the terms “Like” or “Dislike,” which shade into each other so gradually that sometimes we are at a loss to know whether we “like” or “dislike” or “neither”.



My personal goal has been to highlight the middle polarity of the American Civil War which rarely gets any acknowledgment and understanding of the conflict, and how it affects us today. Furthermore, to show there was no true difference between the North and South, both needed slavery, and ever since the end of the conflict our nation has been going through “Withdrawal”.

As a person that has suffered for too many years with my own internal Civil War, I have defined my own warfare a spiritual war.