David Dees 1957 – 2020 Tribute
14 JUNE 2020
David Dees was and remains, without question, the most brilliant, revolutionary Political Artist of our times. David redefined the entire genre and created his own unprecedented and singular platform of political expression and social commentary. I cannot imagine anyone capturing or duplicating his overwhelming use of imagery and color to make such enormous, sometimes frightening, often witty and always powerful statements. Many of his images instantly knock the observer into a heightened state of clarity and realization of what is being done to all of us by the deep state and World Matrix of Zionist, communist, socialist globalization.
It is never easy saying goodbye. Especially to a friend and colleague with whom one has shared so many extraordinary experiences. David was more than a friend… he was a professional colleague, a neighbor, a confidante and someone who enjoyed giving and sharing. He gave his art to the world, he gave his time to people in need, he loved nature and most especially his cats and bunnies… for which he built a little paradise on the half acre and modest home I managed to find for him almost ten years ago. That is quite a story in itself.
How many people do you know who would spend all afternoon singing and entertaining the elderly and ill in hospice and extended care residences? I would often go with him when he performed at these places and I can tell you that I’ve seen a lot of older Americans smiling with wet eyes as David sang to them. When the end of an afternoon would arrive and it would be time to go, I’d start helping him pack his music equipment to drive him home… and watch many of these seniors come up to him… some being pushed in wheelchairs… to thank him often through tears of appreciation.
Shortly before I helped move him into a hospice here in town, he said to me ‘How strange that after all those times I’d sing at hospices that now it’s me who is going into one.’ I was with David as much as I could be from the time he learned of the diagnosis through two hospital stays, 10 radiation sessions and then, finally, to what is considered to be the best hospice available in our area. His stay there was made possible by one of his doctors who came to know him and learned about his art and his efforts to help the world wake up and achieve meaningful change.
I would drive and visit him most every day during the last stage. I tried to be sure he had at least one visitor each day. I last visited him in the early evening of Saturday, May 30. I knew it would be the final visit and even though he couldn’t talk and was heavily sedated, I just sat next to him in my usual chair for over an hour so he wouldn’t be alone. All I said was, ‘I’m here… just rest.’ I didn’t want him to feel any need to whisper. I could tell he was in increasing discomfort and I finally, whispered to him ‘Would you like me to get you something for the pain? He perceptively nodded and I left to alert the nurse who brought the medication in a few minutes later. I finally left after he received another maximal dose and could see, after some minutes, that he was not in as much distress.
There is much more but I want all of his friends to know that during all the visits, I would often think of the millions of people whose lives had been and will continue to be influenced and made better by David’s gifts to all of us.
Before things neared the end and he was still able to whisper a few words of conversation, I would often remind him that his art had changed the world and that it would never be forgotten. So, on behalf of everyone who cared for and respected this man for his enormous talent, kind heart, his life-changing contributions through his art… or singing for countless hospice patients… please know that he cared about all of you.
Many of you may be worried that his art might vanish. Please put such concerns to rest. When he asked me if I would take over and speak to his doctors and make medical decisions on his behalf, I said, ‘Of course’ before he even finished the request. I told him many times not to worry about ANYTHING… and I sincerely don’t believe he did.
He asked me to do one other thing… ’Please be sure to protect the art, I’m giving everything to you.’ So, to each and every one of you who care and who have been enriched by his gifts, please know David’s incomparable artistic genius is safe. I had to disable the sales page on his site and I apologize for any inconvenience. Rest assured his fabulous books will be available again soon. As you can imagine, there is a great deal that I must take care of. I’ve made all arrangements necessary to provide the very best possible closure of his physical time on this troubled planet.
To help pay tribute to his wizardry, I have carefully put together the gallery below. We all have our favorite pieces and I’ve tried to provide a nice survey of some of his most stunning works. (Click to enlarge the first image and then click on that image to automatically go through the series.)
Many of these political and environmental art statements vividly and often instantly imprint themselves in the mind and they remain there… like lampposts in the darkness and confusion that is being conjured up by the global elite and their control grid which is forcing us into their Next World of abject surveillance and domination.
Everything from the fraud of the allegedly representative government in DC and state Capitols to the climate and air we breathe, and the EMF and 5G pollution that permeates everything, to the toxic GMO food on our tables and the continuous political and financial lies and deceit we are constantly being fed… all are stunningly portrayed in David’s images. His four books are genuinely cover-to-cover shock and awe… statements of enlightenment and instant perspective which unlock endless doors of reality for those who seek to walk through them.
Through his social media outreach, David enjoyed and had the greatest respect for enormous numbers of friends he had around the world. He had a special way of talking and writing directly to people that left them feeling much the better for it… and he meant every word.
It is said, we should always strive to leave things better than they were before we arrived. Thank you, friend David, you did that and so much more. We are all far more enlightened and wise than we were before you came this way.