Sunday, September 30, 2007

Chicken Boy

Can't wait for "Chicken Boy" to be resurrected at the Future Galley on Figueroa in Highland Park!!!
It should be soon. Whoa, big pictures for a big chicken, I guess. Chicken Boy site.

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Saturday, September 22, 2007

Woman's Show at Cactus Gallery Tonight/SOLD

Sold to a fellow mid-west sister, thanks!

This is one of two paintings I've done for the Woman's show at Cactus Gallery. It's called "Roadblock". It's named after a song and also I've been personally running into a lot of them lately. I also love that word because a "roadblock" is something that may stop or slow you down for a moment but you can usually find a detour around it.

Oops, just noticed this is an unfinished version of the painting. So I guess come and see the rest tonight!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

White Girl for Justice, HA!

Today I sent out an e-mail and signed "White Girl for Justice". Immediately I realized how stupid it sounded. However I sent it anyway. Although the email was a petition for the Jena 6. Six black young men accused of attempted murder for a high school fight basically. Pure racist white on black bull shit! Yes I understand the law was broken...

Sometimes I get overwhelmed with the racism, sexism, general fucked-up-ism in the world and even among people I've met and know well. I intellectually understand these subjects and have even experienced them first hand. I however still reserve the right to feel simply sad about them.

I have a dream too!!! Why can't we just be proud of ourselves as we are? I wish self-respect/respect and kindness were more important than this color pride bullshit! Because frankly I'm not that proud of all people my color. I suspect that you're not either!

Don't get me started about materialism, bohemianism or any other "ism" I can make up.

Hey click on my friend Alice's blob "Diary of a bad housewife" for a debate with me and some chick named Stacy. Below is my most recent view on the subject. It's kind of confusing unless you go to Alice's blob even then it seems to confuse people. Oh Well!!! "Diary of a bad house wife" in my links.

What this boils down to is I can justify this as an injustice so far in my mind.

Next would be Mychal Bell's criminal record. I feel that given this town's record I wouldn't be surprised if over 50 percent of black men in this town have at least one minor charge against them. And yes I understand that the D.A. is within his legal right to charge Bell with a more serious charge than assault. But I truly believe that he has still spent time served. That just feels more appropriate to me. If I'm wrong I apologize. I would love to be proven wrong because that would mean that this isn't as messed up as it seems. But its what I feel now with the information I have.

P.S. I did read the whole wiki page but felt that even with a reduced sentence the punishment HAS BEEN SERVED. I thought I made that clear and didn't feel that the reduced charge was relevant. I would bet to get that charged reduced their was much work and protest.

I think Bell should be released based on equal justice and civil rights!

I'm very pleased Bell was released yesterday. Thanks to the efforts of citizens, press, civil rights leaders, ACLU, protesting, signing petitions, and speaking out about equal justice and civil rights. I now hope we can get back to having the punishment fit the crime. Cheers!

YouTube Jena 6 link
Online Jena 6 petition
NAACP Jena 6 link

More Importantly, Help the Jena 6!

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Monday, September 17, 2007

Frog Town Arts Walk

This was the hi-lite for me of the Frog Town art walk. This thing these guys built was on a counter weight system. They drop the weight and the guy catapults 50 or so feet in to the air! It was CRAZY cool.

The art on the tour was a little disappointing however. I would like to have seen much more art and less commercial photography/work warehouse space. The spaces are super cool but no real focus on the art per say. Also no refreshments at all!!!!! Seemed only the in crowd had drinks and stuff not very welcoming. I hope next year is better I'll certainly never give up on any group that makes such a great effort.

p.s. the welding was most impressive not only at this space but also another guy had some interesting stuff.

If you like hangin' with rich commercial photographers this is your walk.


Saturday, September 08, 2007

Eye Lash Curler at Cactus Gallery

This painting has been a long time coming. I've wanted to paint an eyelash curler for soooo long now. The funny thing is so many people have no idea what it is.

Hope to see you tonight for the Woman's Show at Cactus! I'll also have a piece at Future Gallery in Highland Park on Fig.

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