New Art- The Hind Teat of Capitalism

“[sucking at] The Hind Teat of Capitalism”

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oils by HMBT 2009
oils by HMBT 2009

 

 

20″ x 16″

oils on canvas board

Will need a frame for display

Here are the quote(s) for this work:

“I’m not entirely sure, but I’m pretty sure that you can be fairly sure that there is absolutely nothing you can be sure of.  If you take the time to think about it all, you start to realize that absolutely everything we experience might not even be real.  For instance, it is actually possible that our thoughts might not be entirely our own.  Our words have no absolute meaning.  In example, when someone mentions the color green it can be assumed that everyone would think of a green color but it can also be assumed that they are not all thinking of the same shade of green.  Any time you come to a conclusion about something you are probably wrong or at least not entirely correct.  Why else would there be so many varying philosophies, religions and social concepts and always more to come.  It can be assumed that we can’t know everything about everything for sure.”

 

 

Source: I’m as sure as I can be that this quote came from my own mind through my finger tips and onto the world wide web.
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To be human is to be vulnerable – this I must accept. My invincibility lies in my ability to not let the emotional and physical setbacks in life conquer me. I may be vulnerable to the experiences, but I’m invincible in my resolve. I’m unconquerable.

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Hello, my name is Heather and I am addicted to art making.  I love all things having to do with the creating of artwork. I happen to be particularly addicted to clean white canvas. Because I have had no sales in the past couple of months, I have run out of canvas. I am a poor artist, I can only buy supplies for my creative OCD when I makes sales. My family depends on all the money we bring in to stay alive, and I can not invest those dollars  into my passions. So, I am asking the Universe for a sale, so that I may stop the devouring, soul eating need to paint on white canvas. I will not beg or bend my knee for this request, I will only put it out there, and mention that time is of the essence in this matter. I may be dead or crazy before I get some large white canvas back into my studio, it is just a warning. True that.
I am looking around in garbage, thrift stores and garage sales for throw away stuff to paint on. Have paint and brushes, will work for canvas and food.
I hope everyone’s weekend is going smoothly. We are making soup, preping the garden beds and trying not to groan too loud about being broke ass.

From The Nation:

Every moment of major social change requires a collective leap of imagination. Political transformation must be accompanied not just by spontaneous and organized expressions of unrest and risk but by an explosion of mass creativity. Little wonder that two of the most maligned jobs during the forty years after Richard Nixon’s 1968 election sealed the backlash of the “silent majority” were community organizer and artist.  Obama was both. So why haven’t community organizers and artists been offered a greater role in the national recovery?

[…]

What we might call “the creativity stimulus” goes far beyond job creation and even economic development. Culture is not just something conservatives wage war on. The arts are not just something liberals dress up for on weekends. Creativity can be a powerful form of organizing communities from the bottom up. The economic crisis gives us a chance to rethink the role of creativity in making a vibrant economy and civil society. Artists as well as community organizers cultivate new forms of knowledge and consciousness. One of the unsung stories of the past twenty-five years is how both have used creativity to inspire community development and renewal. Creativity has become the glue of social cohesion in times of turmoil.

Such is life. Have a great day and thanks for being here today.
Heather
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2 Comments

  1. matt
    March 29, 2009

    This blog’s great!! Thanks :).

    Reply
  2. cynthia
    April 1, 2009

    Hey Heather – how’s it going? Nice painting 🙂

    Reply

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