He asked me, what do you? I said, well I’m gonna change the world.
Wow, that’s kinda lofty, he said.
Not really, I said. You know why?
No, tell me, he said.
Yes, I love that movie Love Actually. Always have, has been a staple my life for a long time. I haven’t watched it this year because maybe I just know it so well that I don’t need to, maybe other reasons.
The thing is, is that the holidays, all holidays, not just Christmas and New Year’s bring a reflection moment, a pause. Especially once all the fanfare, running around and all that is done.
Art Amplifies. Art Escalates. Art Provokes. Art Unifies.
Drinking in Damaged, Shepard Fairey’s solo show in Los Angeles at sunset the other night filled me with so much glee (and jumping up and down) that I made the security guards/staff giggle. I’ve followed and loved Shepard’s art from afar for years. My love of street art is well documented, and I now seem to live in its mecca in Venice/Marina in Los Angeles.
“to free an entire half of humanity from an artificial position; to release vast natural forces from a strained and clumsy combination, and set them free to work smoothly and easily as they were intended to work; to introduce conditions that will change humanity from within, making for better motherhood and fatherhood, better babyhood and childhood, better food, better homes, better society, this is to work for human improvement along natural lines.”
— Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Women and Economics — A Study of the Economic Relations Between Men and Women as a Factor in Social Evolution