#prayforsanity #protestart #mouseart
This amazing short film is trending on youtube. I don't always check to see what's trending on youtube because usually there are only inane things I have no interest in; however, I may have to start checking more often if there is the chance that there is more quality art to discover such as this … Continue reading Papers, Please
Or, Nothing Is As It Appears To Be If you were to do a search on my site for the word "irony" -- and why would you? -- but, if you were to, of the ten results you would receive, the first three would have the word "irony" in their heading, so it's easy to … Continue reading The Irrepressible Nature of Irony*
Hey! What's up?! Long time no speak. Everyone surviving these bizarre times okay? I must admit that I have grown accustomed to not blogging or socializing on the internet these past several months. Not that I haven't missed you, it's just nice to be engaged so heavily in the really real as opposed to the … Continue reading Is Writing Hard for Everyone or Just Me?
Also known as, Wildfire FROM THE SMITHSONIAN AMERICAN ART MUSEUM: Edmonia Lewis, the first professional African-American sculptor, was born in Ohio or New York in 1843 or 1845. Her father was a free African-American and her mother a Chippewa Indian. Orphaned before she was five, Lewis lived with her mother's nomadic tribe until she was … Continue reading Meet the First Woman Sculptor of African-American and Native American Heritage to Achieve International Fame
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By Abigail Gilson
There is a reinvigorated cultural response to the current political dysfunction on the rise. Artists from around the world have mobilised together to troll Trump by creating controversial protest paintings, sculptures, and murals- and they’re holding nothing back. There is no limit of political satire nor hues of orange in these depictions of the U.S president however their outright messages have provoked censorship across social media sites (so much for free speech, eh) and even the administration has threatened particular artists with litigation. Alas, all is not lost with this dose of cultural reassurance: here are five distorted versions of D.T that are sure to make protest-art great again.
Emotional Downloads by James Ostrer
(Donald Trump), ED 213M
This grotesque rendition of Donald Trump is not for the soft-stomached as it is curated completely from raw meat, fish, chewed up pieces of croissant and drizzled in…
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I nominate this amazing New Yorker image for this year's "Best Supporting Image" award. I'm not certain if the article it is in support of is worthy to be nominated for this year's "Best Article" award because I haven't finished it yet because it's so damn long it should have its own Executive Summary. I … Continue reading In view of it being Awards Season…
#PROTESTART @therealbanksy just tweeted this: #banksyatartspointyendofthespear #prayforbanksy #prayforprotestart #prayforhumanity
President Trump visited our nation's newest national museum today and provided a few remarks afterwards, a video of which can be found below. I have not yet visited the museum so I spent some time learning a bit about it. I found several interesting videos that provide a narrative insight alongside a look inside the … Continue reading Inside the National Museum of African American History & Culture
This is what I am talking about of Artists using their platforms for the good of the Republic... And this is what I'm talking about of all the many [fun] facets and [funny] forms that Art can take... #arton #kurtcobain #prayforwinona
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. ★ ★ ★ While the president does everything within his … Continue reading ON US
As an artist, by which I mean anyone who creates artistically in any medium, do you ever use your art as a down in the trenches, fight fire with fire type of weapon in the never-ending battle against the forces evil; or is your art reserved only as an expression of beauty and love and … Continue reading At Art’s Pointy End of the Spear
Ever since that cursed night when #youknowwho was elected, every time I see an image of the beautiful Lady Liberty with her torch held high shining her warm and welcoming light of liberty and freedom all throughout the land, I am now, sadly, always reminded of the song The Night The Lights Went Out In … Continue reading The Night The Lights Went Out In America…
Things I do even though I can't when I really should be writing...
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I'm a BIG Yoko Ono fan and I really dig her WAR IS OVER campaign. I especially dig all the free WAR IS OVER downloads she offers in a multitude of languages at http://imaginepeace.com/warisover/. And I especially especially dig this WAR IS OVER message written in flag-speak! #itsanavything #youwouldntunderstand
So, I was thinking (yes, I understand the risks)... But, I was thinking, just imagine if each of the 25,109 and growing followers of this humble site were to donate just $1.00 to help me fund my film LEAVE... Just imagine how much that would be! Keep in mind that I am a product of … Continue reading BELIEVE IN LEAVE