Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Ben Heine

I became aware of Ben Heine when visiting the blog A Poetic Justice. In fact, poetryman and Ben Heine are collaborators, often using each other's work to flesh out their respective posts.

I was immediately drawn into Ben's world of images. Some touching and whimsical, such as the image above; most conveying in no uncertain terms, a strong political message.

With what appears to be a well-established career as a cartoonist, carricaturist, painter and journalist, it's hard to believe that Ben Heine is only twenty-four years old. He was born in Ivory Coast and is currently living and working in Brussells. He is a devoted proponent of peace in the middle east and an outspoken critic of the policies and actions of Israel toward Palestine.

Besides Ben's own art,there is much to be savored and digested at Ben Heine's blog spot. There is the work of other artists, poetry by great and lesser known poets alike, photography, links to interesting and informative websites and an aura of what can only be described as peaceful, righteous and loving. I promise you will love it.

Read this interview of Ben Heine by independent journalist Kathlyn Stone. You can also visit Ben Heine's website and his page on
Ben Heine graciously allowed me to use whatever images I chose to represent his art on this post. Thank you, Ben!


  1. Dear friend.
    I'm really honored.
    thanks for this beautiful introduction of my art in your incredible blog.

  2. Hello, Ben!

    I wanted to put up more images but Blogger and I don't get along when it comes to using lots of images and text.

    I need me some HTML lessons...

    I just can't say enough about your art. Truly.

  3. Hello, Ben my fellow artiste of peace...

    With Ben's work I have been inspired to write more than I probably should. His pieces always seem to resonate in me long after I have viewed them. He is a dear friend and an extremely giving person. Glad you two met. Butterfly effect in session!


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