Sunday, September 26, 2010

“The Write Wing Nut” Addition to the Links Bar

We interrupt this Art Blog for politics one more time.

Though I have removed the heavy liberal political entries from this journal about Art in general, my art, and LGBT art, I can’t help but add a new link to the Links section to the right (pun intended). I found this “Blog” while reading bizarre Wing-nuts on line in order to be familiar with the most recent nutty stuff ready to boil over into the mainstream. This guy is actually interesting, because there is a kind of honesty behind all his craziness. I wonder if he isn’t the “Crazy” all the Republican pundits in the FOX mainstream (Beck et al) are consulting about method to madness.

I do fear the crazies will win the November elections. That will mean repeal of healthcare, doing away with and/or minimizing social security and medicare. What's the matter with all the retired people in this country? Don't they get it?

That’s it! I promise - no more directly politicized entries.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Giant Waves

I must create a waterworks photomontage based on the photographs I took Sunday while out at Cape Henlopen with visiting friends, Anna and Bill. The waves generated by Igor were incredible to watch!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Green Art

As part of my interest in creating my own Green Art, “The Waterworks,” I’ve been researching the subject. This entry is about my meandering through the Web looking for Green Art. It includes links to some of the locations that were most informative, and I will look at a couple of Green Artists who most stimulated my own interest.

Mashup Culture by Jacob Fuglsang Mikkelsen

1.  Green Art - lists green art sources, galleries, artists, organizations.

2. Green Museum- Equates Green Art with environmental art. I’m not so sure about that. Instead, some environmental art is green.

3. World Wide Arts Resources - some of these are concerned with ecology.

4. Blog Entry about Green Art – “Old School and New School Green Art” in Mashup Culture by Jacob Fuglsang Mikkelsen – Art Curator

5. Natural Artificial - An on line journal a bout art that contrasts man made and sustainable with that which is man made and destructive.

6. Robin Maria Perdrero - pastel artist whose subject matter is often green / natural related.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Rehoboth Beach, (Etc.)

Interesting that greening the earth is seen as a geek concern or perhaps more of an extremely flaky liberal cause - "what fools these mortals be." The 2010 Gulf Oil Disaster convinced me otherwise.  It is in everyone's best interest to green this planet.  Thus, I hope to champion the cause with my waterworks montages, the pastel drawings, and other mixed media distressed paintings about water. This is the latest waterworks montage, and I chose these 30 photos in groups of 5 from over 250 images taken between1:00 P.M. and about 1:20 P.M. on August 21, 2010. In order to shoot the photos for the grid, I set the camera for multiple shots, and hold the shutter button down until the camera runs out of juice. The complete title of each waterworks montage is the location, time and date on which the photographs were taken. I have written about these works in past journal entries (August 22, 2010, and August 16, 1010, and I will continue to do so until I manage to have at least one show of Greening the Earth Waterworks.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Henryk Górecki’s Third Symphony

A friend posted the Third Symphony to her Facebook page, and though it is not about Art, LGBT art, or my art directly, it cannot be denied that music is just as great an art form as are the visual arts. Górecki himself has never sought commercial and monetary success in this age of Western commodification of anything and everything. As such he is one of my personal heroes.

Though it's known as "The Symphony of Sorrowful Songs," Górecki's 3rd is one of the most calming pieces of music I've ever heard. The mark of such greatness is that it soothes the heart through the release of intense pain and suffering. The third symphony demonstrates the truth of horrific human suffering, the cost of man’s inhumanity to man. And, yes it could happen again. We are not immune to such horrors. God bless us all, each and every one.