Stand Up

Stand Up | Joey Santiago Fine Art

This is a beautiful 48 X 36 sofa sized painting titled "Stand Up", by artist Joey Santiago. With just a couple of chalkboard push pins, this painting is ready to hang and is protected by 2 coats of medium gloss varnish.

My Dedication To Bullying Awareness | Joey Santiago Fine Art

I'd like to dedicate my new painting "Stand Up" to all victims who have been bullied in school and on the internet. Do not get confused by the title as I am not suggesting for the victims to "Stand Up" for themselves as most times, they cannot. I am simply suggesting that we stand up for them and with them.

Bullying is a distinctive pattern of deliberately harming and humiliating others. It's a very durable behavioral style, largely because bullies get what they want—at least at first. Bullies are made, not born, and it happens at an early age, if the normal aggression of two-year-olds isn't handled well.
Bullies couldn't exist without victims, and they don't pick on just anyone; those singled out lack assertiveness and radiate fear long before they ever encounter a bully. No one likes a bully, but no one likes a victim either. Grown-up bullies wreak havoc in their relationships and in the workplace.

so to all you educational leaders (teachers, parents, etc........), let's stop looking away and let's get more involved in spreading the awareness. If you're the captain of your high school's football, baseball, wrestling, or basketball team, you can be a hero outside the field as well.

The Colors of Unity, Hope, & Understanding | Joey Santiago Fine Art

For this painting, I wanted to choose colors that represent strength (black), unity (turquoise), hope (metallic purple), and understanding (all other beautiful colors). Out of all the paintings I ever created and dedicated, this one is by far the most powerful. So a message to all you bullies out there reading this, you will be out numbered through peace and kindness.

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