BLOG 2/25/11 Baby, it’s cold outside. But here inside the cell we are getting ready for the warm weather that’s sure to come. We now have new chairs, new curtains, and a new outdoor space to conjure new projects from the vast universe (or is it universes?) of art.
Lately I’ve been pondering the proliferation of art, which seems to be running neck and neck with the worldwide freedom fight. We are seeing an unprecedented surge of protests against tyranny from the peace-loving human community. When in history has the military refused to fire into a crowd of innocent people? Talking heads tell us that dictators are scratching their heads! It brings to mind the time before the Berlin wall came down.
War, war, what’s it good for?
What, you may ask, does this have to do with the proliferation of art? It is no secret that the world is becoming less and less patriarchal. Just ask a matriarch! People are rallying for gentler, peaceful solutions to the problems we face; problems pretty much the result of male domination. All of the artists I know prefer making music and art to wielding guns and waging war. Peaceniks have been accused of being idealistic. What’s wrong, I wonder, with a vision of utopia?
Some Neanderthals are poking their noses out from under the harsh rocks of reality. Even Imus is talking about the feminine factor on his politically laughable morning program, a true sign of the times! Hopefully we will see other dictators go the way of Mubarak. Let us hope this is a trend towards true democracy.
So, as spring approaches, we are looking forward to all the surprises the world has in store, both in and out of the cell.