James Blanchard is an upstate NY artist influenced by subjects ranging from politics to the mysteries of the natural world. He is currently a senior studying the arts at Suny Plattsburgh, specializing in Graphic Design and Printmaking. His goal is to convey his ideas and viewpoints with viewers from all backgrounds to spread a message of protest and progress. Creating art is something he views as a way to inspire the viewer to help change the world. With all that is going on in the world right now James feels it is his duty to take a stand for those who may not be able to stand for themselves.