2014 - year of the horse
Happy new year to our dear readers and friends on Tumblr!
May this year bring you happiness and success in all your creative projects.
I’ve been watching over the last few days, horrified, as events unfold in Taiji, Japan. The Livestream by Sea Sheperds shows the water turning red as they brutalize and slaughter a pod of 266 dolphins, their first in the year, which will eventually become 20,000 dolphin murders.
Been thinking about the things we can do to help, and so far this is a little what I’ve come up with-
Make lots of noise on twitter & spread awareness with the #helpcovedolphins tag.
Watch The Cove, a documentary about this annual slaughter. Tell your friends. Tell strangers.
Tell people about how dolphins have names. Or how they have the memory spans of 20 years. Or how they appear to use complex math. Or about how they use sonar as a language. The more people understand what complex & beautiful creatures dolphins are, the more they will want to get involved.
But most of all, do what you can; all these little acts can create a great wave of action. Tell people about whats happening in Japan. Don’t assume they know about the slaughter. Most people don’t know. And make noise, lots and lots of noise, because that’s how we will win this fight.
"Pictures" he wrote to a friend, "are the creatures of the imagination and not of technical facility, and that…which art students need most is the cultivation of their imagination and its direction into practical and useful channels of creation— and I hold that this is exactly in line with all other kinds of professional education, whether of law, medicine, finance, or physics. I would not belittle the necessity of accurate technical training. I insist upon that in my own school even more strenuously than it is insisted upon in the great art schools of the country, but I subordinate that technical training entirely to the training of the imagination."
-Howard Pyle. From The Brandywine Tradition, by Henry C. Pitz.
1- “I hated it when I looked just” 2- “I like an eighteen eve off duty” 3- “Die? Diet?”
Mixed media 2014 (Magazine advertising 2000, ink, frottage), approx A4 each.