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Feminist Gloria Steinem speaking at Cal State Long Beach, Calif., 1970.
“Our objection to women being regarded as sex objects is that it goes only one way. Men are beautiful, too.”
Lovely pots by Michael Kline!!
Pattern (Taken with Instagram at Kline Pottery)
Aly Raisman’s gold medal winning floor exercise to Hava Nagila.
It is always nice when floor exercise music is easily recognizable, but this selection had a special punch considering the controversial lack of a moment of silence for the Israeli athletes killed in the 1972 Munich games. Aly has said “Having that floor music wasn’t intentional, but the fact it was on the 40th anniversary is special, and winning the gold today means a lot to me.” This is the cover of today’s New York Post, the tabloid style paper the provided the quote above.
Aly is the first American woman to win gold on the floor exercise. In the US, you can see her routine here.
Reunited with my Prismacolor markers and pencils after 10+ years, and the markers still work!!
“I understand the world in an evocative fashion and view my artworks as both physical and philosophical memorials to ‘Closeness’. During the construction of new works in series, I commonly consider ideas such as the value of community and family, the honesty of both gross and tedious labor, and the mysteriousness of the metaphysical.
I primarily construct pieces using my hands and molding methods while also using found manufactured ceramics. Captured materials, images and forms; of man and of machine; from immediate and distant pasts are merged in commemorative context where contemplation defines their functional nature. Individually they are cups, plaques, and cultural icons made in clay. Collectively, they express proximity and distance, material and immaterial, and both the tangible and intangible.” Jason Hackett
After a whirlwind two weeks of moving studios, I am back to reality on the interwebs and ready to start posting again! Hello world!