Daily Archives: June 20, 2012

Choices, choices… the Religious Right or the Rights of Women?

Here’s what I base my choice on:

The Religious Right’s agenda is not about being good to each other, showing forgiveness, sharing prayer or believing that all men are created equal. It’s about being utter idiots.

Fifth Grader banned from speaking on Major News Topic

From: The Daily What

Kameron Slade, a fifth-grader from Queens, NY, was scheduled to deliver a speech as part of a school-wide competition at PS 195. But when the principal learned Kameron’s speech was about same-sex marriage, he was ordered to choose a new topic or lose the opportunity to speak.

Brilliant speech… very well reasoned. Perhaps the principal should choose a new career and let Kameron take HIS job.

Note:

Looks like Kameron’s controversy caused enough attention to allow him to make the speech after all.

Definitive Quote… this made my day.

If you think you’re meeting your destiny on the other side of a door you may not be

Work by Ettore Sottsass

interested in its design

–  Ettore Sottsass

Sottsass is a designer whose work I have admired for years. This comment speaks to most people who are much more concerned with where they are going than how they get there.

Artist Paul Jenkins dead at 88

Paul Jenkins, Painter of Abstract Artwork, Dies at 88

Paul Jenkins, a colorful Abstract Expressionist who came of age during the heyday of the New York School and for several decades carried on its highly physical tradition of manipulating paint and canvas, died on June 9 in Manhattan, where he lived and had continued to paint until recently. He was 88.

He died after a short illness, said his wife, Suzanne.

Jrenkins was a contemporary and friend of both  Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko. In 1953 he resettled in Paris, but maintained a lifelong connection with New York.

He became well-known outside the art world in 1978 when his paintings had a starring role in the Paul Mazursky movie “An Unmarried Woman,” in which Alan Batesplayed a Manhattan artist. The paintings supposedly done by the Bates character were actually his work.“I try to paint like a crapshooter throwing dice, utilizing past experience and my knowledge of the odds,” he said in 1964. “It’s a big gamble, and that’s why I love it.”