"To the stars,
we look for our gods
Yet on Earth,
we are devils unto ourselves."
"Life is in the living
receiving is in the giving
it's all here for the taking
we're all history in the making"
"It's morning in America
And the awakened have yet to sleep
We're mourning in America
For what we've sown, we must now reap
It's morning in America
The sun's 'bout to shine 'pon a brand new day
And we're mourning in America
Please take their guns away."
(written just before sunrise, November 9, 2016)
Kao Ra Zen is a multidisciplinary artist working in personal, poetic, and political realms. Much of Kao's art can be very charged, and his passion about the messages in his art is apparent. The work draws listeners, viewers, and readers in, as it reaches to establish a connection with the audience through sonic and visual aesthetics that serve to accent the message. Kao discusses difficult truths about the world and himself and uses his creative catharsis to kultivate understanding and tolerance.