ART IS WORK = ARTWORK
There is a lot of talk about how relaxing doing art is; unless the art itself frustrates you...which is most of the time if you are aiming to do something worthwhile...mandala painting is relaxing as is colouring...that is what should be advertised as stress-reducing, not painting. Also the whole of art as a profession is undermined with this kind of PSYCHO-BABBLE! Art is not seen as work but play and therefore does need to be paid.
The other day someone posted a terrible article about Mother Theresa...I got really annoyed and said that unless they were capable of living the way she did they should shut up! We don't even have respect for our saints anymore...she was an incredible woman…
There is something about intelligent, self-sacrificing, compassionate women that brings out the ire in not only men but other women as well not capable of the same…
Instead of being grateful for those who can and are willing to show the way to a better world, people get jealous…because the ego is the evil force that dominates our society now, the shining light of compassion and love is all but a tiny flicker about to be extinguished.
The word LOVE is bandied about a lot instead, even becoming famous in the art world, practically on everyone’s tee-shirt and coffee mug. Once said or printed it is then quickly forgotten.
Has the rise of technology caused us to be so insular, a prototype of the individual focused and glued to his IPhone, feeding the flames of ego uninterrupted by outside influence?
And yet we speak of community often. What does that mean? It means a group of people who are out to get as much as they can for themselves from the others. There is no notion of sharing and caring any longer. There is only a fear that there won’t be enough resources to go around and thereby one needs to compete to get what they can.
Capitalists have eaten everything and everybody including the governments...there are no resources left for them to expand to…and that is what people are sensing but too afraid to say or do anything about. Change is always difficult and scary.
The choice is between perpetuating the myth that the wealthiest capitalists have our best interest at heart or realizing that they are only out for themselves and their everlasting profits while everybody else suffers.
It is time to create social democracy in our country or admit that we don’t give a damn if several hundred children go hungry and die in the streets.
Yesterday we voted for death in Ontario! And if we continue on this road, nature will take care of people’s pain and flick us off the earth like it did the dinosaurs, create an ice-age maybe and a new species will be born.
Humans will be but a bubble in the ocean of either pleasant waters or the fire of lava.