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Disturbed Minds Never Sleep by Donald Perry. This book I created back in 2010 will bring to life my concepts, visions, beliefs and thoughts about life and mind control. The screams and dreams were held inside for way too long. My soul decided to speak and now I must glorify my Father in Heaven, or is it my mother? Faith vs. Evil. I’ve battled faith and religion my entire life and now this book will bring those battles to life. More than 30 years of communication hidden under beds, closets and everywhere between until death… At the age of seven, my mother had me take a private art class in North Carolina where i was taught to draw and paint landscapes / still life, which really bored my mind and soul. It was the same way through grammar and high school. Every time we tried to go outside the box, our teacher’s would put a stop to it. We were the devil or too far to the left or was it the right? After graduated from high school, I attended college to study Visual Communications, which combined art, graphic design, photography, illustration, fine arts and creative writing. The beginning of the computer generation. I started to design on the computer, but I could not, would not kill the artist inside me. I always wanted to create off the computer, but it started to combine inside and out. I started taking photographs of some of my work and it started to feel right, but also wrong. I still have the originals, but I also have creations that I took through digital processes to finalize my visions. Professional training with too much to forget… The fight finally ended. I never really cared about awards and others seeing my work. It became a passion that I could not let go of. I lived with my art for so long that I did not want to let my friends go. Sorry mom and dad, but I must thank God before you two because he made all of this happen? I want to thank the people behind all of this and most of all, my mother… The real artist behind the man. It’s like i paint what we went through together in life and inside our minds. Thank you mama for everything you did and still do to help make me the man I am today and the man I will become. Another special thanks to my dad for being my dad and strict about how hard work shows, hard core about many things in life which does make me who I am today. OCD at it’s best! One thing i do know is that my parents are mine. I love them both for making me the person i am and supporting me through the good times and the bad. Is it finally over… I would also like to recognize the special people who inspired me to ­complete this process. Deborah, my sister who is always there ready to got to bat for me and one of my best friend’s that understand the crazy side. Chet, my stepfather who makes me sane and keeps me living digitally. My friends that balance my life from just living inside my head. The KING for keeping it real. My family for being my family. Haters for making me the perfectionist i am. Lovers who made me feel my heart. Ron Carter, my lost brother & his wife Jacque Carter for everything they do for me mentally and professionally. Scott Smallin for being one of the brother’s I never had. Daniel Nutley for being there during this entire transformation over the past couple of years or ten. Larry Lean for teaching me to see things from a different perspective and to use photography to shot things that already exist and to express art by showing things that  cannot be photographed – This is too funny when we think about what we can create with a computer today. Richard & Lisa Avery for the friendship and hospitatllty. James & Denise Mullin for shelter from the storm. Tina Pace for leading me to G. Dan Grider for being my life coach. Jamaal for being Jamal. Jan for understanding. Keith Temple and Don Ferrell for being there. Dylan, HunterS, Jackson Pollack, Van Gogh, William Blake, Dali, Andy Warhol, Ray Johnson, Jean Michel Basquait and all the artist that never gave up until death. I design to live, and live to paint, draw and create the visual expressions I experience on a daily basis. Enjoy the view… It’s like a train traveling at 555 mph heading into another train going 999 mph. Constant change with no boundaries and then we see the wreck. It’s like a masterpiece from the artist within. It’s ART! Feel free to contact me by email at: dp@donaldeperry.com about commission work, original work…

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