#867 F g H

Camera mem card died, so scanned this. 8″x10″ watercolor, ink on canvas board
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#866 D E

Second of the Alphabet series.
8″x 10″ Watercolor, ink on canvas board.
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Philadelphia Orchestra Goes to Hell

No  one could have greater regard for the value, and necessary autonomy of creative work, than me, but art doesn’t exist outside of political reality, and an artist, of whatever medium, who disregards how their work is employed, will be themselves complicit in the uses to which their work is put.
Yes, I’m thinking about the musicians in the Philadelphia Orchestra–who go to Israel to bath in the blood of murdered Palestinian children.

This is so terribly troubling for me, because I hold the music they serve, and all of the arts, in such high regard.

Because they have refused to accept their own agency, and allowed the machinery of economic “necessity” to determine what they will, and will not do, they defile the art they are devoted to, and themselves with it.

Better there be no Great Philharmonic. Better they ply their trade busking on the street. Better shut down the monstrous Kimmel Center–temple of money and poisoner of art and artists. The more money it takes the make a work of art, or performance, the greater the pollution.

In this world, the best artists will perform for the people, make their art from trash on the street.

Capitalism defiles everything

Nothing can remain Sacred in this world, until we cleanse it of the disease of Capitalism.

#865 ABC

8″x 10″ Watercolor and ink on canvas board. I was given a dozen of these little canvas boards… think what I’m going to do with them, is the whole alphabet, one to three letter on each one. This will be the first.  Bargain price. You can have them, $25 each. The whole set for $165 (there will be 11).
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#864

8″x 10″ Watercolor, ink on canvas board. I was given 12 of these little canvas boards. I prefer working on stretched canvas, and larger, for acrylics–but these  take watercolor, so I’ll see what I can do with them. Maybe ask just 20 – 25 dollars for them.
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E for Red Emma, Anarchist True! #862

11″x 15″ watercolor, ink

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The Language of Art

I was going over a Lifeprint ASL lesson, and was stopped cold with an imaginary question… I mean, question that only an act of imagination would answer.
I heard a voice when I read when I was a kid–maybe because i learned to read sitting on my aunts lap when she read to me–it was not my voice, it was the voice of the book.
Some who has never heard, learns to read English (or other language) as a second language. Reading, at first–for a native signer, would be translation from sign–until they were fluent readers.
This is what I was trying to imagine–what form do the written words take, when you have never heard them? Deaf readers achieve a reading, and writing fluency well beyond any that what it’s like, when one is first learning to read a second language–it’s not translation. But what then is the relation to signing?
This is a startling thought… that there must really me, comprehension that is meta-language–meaning, that finds itself in word, or signs, but it is not identical with word or sign. A primacy of meaning before language.

Why does this seem so incredible to me?

Maybe because it suggests a language beyond language, that underlies other forms of communication–in particular– all of the arts.