I need to write a book about my dreams, because they’re incredibly messed up and have impressive narrative arcs.
The Rosy Maple Moth is the prettiest moth ever.
(I do not own the rights to these photos, I just wanted to share this beautiful moth with tumblr.)
Had a conversation today with a local artist and shared thoughts about how to find/create work spaces (dining room at home = suck), when/if to go back to school (not soon), how to get out of Vegas (plz), and the ups and downs of the Internet being the dominant portal through which to view a lot of art (democratizing? exploitative?). This comment is really sticking around in my head.
I don’t think this changes anything about how I will share my work online when I choose to, but it’s making me have cautious thoughts about the online contexts in which we share and view images, especially those we’ve created ourselves, anything from blurry selfies to food porn to art portfolios. It makes me angst a little over the cheapening of images, not necessarily monetarily, but more like a kind of cultural devaluing.
i woke up like dis
art students before a final is due
I am not allowed
To stop until there is sweat
All up in my boobs.
Spins eternally in place,
A cruel metaphor.
Run to free your mind,
Burn calories, improve mood—
L. O. L. J. K.
Tabitha Kyoko Moses - Hairpurse, 2004 Human Hair, Metal Clasp
The huge amount of people being dismissive of the KC shooter’s antisemitic and racist background and callously brushing his murderous actions off as “mental illness”… You are doing three things:
1. Being dicks to the mentally ill by reinforcing a stigmatizing narrative of mental illness only being visible in acts of senseless or irrational violence— as if all violence is only carried out by the mentally ill
2. Being total dicks to Jews by suggesting we shouldn’t be that mad or worried about our communities getting shot up and dismissing our very real concerns about hate groups (I assure you that having armed guards as a deterrent at our synagogue doesn’t necessarily make it feel safer)
3. Being total dicks to the families and the memories of the victims (all not Jewish) by dismissing the influence of the very real and very dangerous organizations that encourage violence toward Jews and those that engage with our communities