Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Monday, December 28, 2009
Something about seeing a grandma singing and playing a guitar moved me so much...
this is way sexier than anything I've ever seen.
Aged talents brew creative forces like a dark bottle of wine, rich yet subtle.
Although I don't dip alcohol, I would therefore describe them as the amber glowing from a barrel of apple cider, pungent yet soothing straight into the heart.
It is a beautiful dream to envision oneself arting for another 5 decades. It is romantic when you toss aside the material rewards, suddenly the world does not make sense any more, but self survives in dignity.
Janis Ian put it this way, (forgive me for not remembering the exact words)
"Aside from egos and all that, all artists are here to serve.
I am fortunate enough to have the talent to write these songs
and was alive in a time when people would listen.
I am extremely previlieged to be able to serve these songs."
I have learned about artists serving but often wonder who are we serving?
the peopl who never touch or see our art?
the artists surrounding us?
the world with dark buildings erected?
the universe with too much negative emotions?
or me me me?
I assume I could understand it in this way now,
"I am here to deliver the vision I was given, with the gifted fingers I was offered.
I am here to serve the sculptures, the paintings and the space among installation objects."
Suddenly serving people makes no sense, yet serving art expands the possibility to no end.
The gifted one, zonkey with 1/4 zebra and 3/4 donkey, who sings like a trumpet and loves so very gently. She is here to serve, serves the pretty stripes that no other donkeys have.
Tuesday, December 08, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
Tuesday, September 08, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
I have longed to work with dancers, dreaming the combination of sculpture and dance would be the perfect marriage of beauty.
Here I worked at getting that balloon to unstretch so we could record the sound of rubber "stretch to pop."
Finally, after a 1/2 mile of stretch, it popped!
"That itself is worth the mission," Loren said.
We did some body movement exercises and automatic writing. Recorded ourselves reading our own writing. After lunch, I arranged some spheres around so Shyamala and Cynthia could try and feel some movement.
and this is just the beginning...
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
Does it have anything to do with art? oh yes, if they put too much fluoride in my drinking water, I'll get poisoned by the heavy metal and become stupid. Then I won't complain about them feeding me fluoride, will I?
This is a letter I wrote to Glendale Water and Power, who buys water from Metropolitan Water District of Southern Cal., who takes my tax money to put poison in my water and charge me monthly to lie to me. Nice, the capitalism at it's best!
Dear Glendale Water and Power:
Thank you for sending the WQR.08 2008 Water Quality Report. We find the information very useful. Regarding to the answers provided by GWP to Glendale residents' questions about drinking water quality, I have some comments.
In the "Pharmaceuticals in Drinking Water" section, GWP did not clearly instruct people "how" to dispose unused medication should they choose to dispose it in regular household trash. Pharmaceuticals are considered Household Hazardous Waste in the county of Los Angeles, people should do their best to Not dispose them in the trash. Even if they do, it should be "Put in a sturdy, securely sealed container, then in a trash can," according to County of LA's website. http://ladpw.org/epd/hhw/nodrugs/index.cfm
EPA is now proposing to add hazardous pharmaceutical wastes to the Universal Waste Rule. It is time GWP start addressing this issue in a clear manner. The fact that medication goes into the trash will lead to their impact in the landfill, further settles into the ground water. Best solution should be considering it as hazardous waste at all time.
Regard the "Fluoridation" section, GWP only offer One source for people to read about the fluoride's impact to human health. Unsurprisingly, the link goes directly to the MWD website, who caused a huge controversial debate back in 2007 by increasing fluoridation in water. I personally consider this report irresponsible as it failed to address the controversial issue from both sides. Fluoridated drinking water is especially dangerous to infants and nursing mothers. It is GWP's duty to educate people on that. Here is what some scientists, dentists and experts have to say about Fluoridation in drinking water: http://www.fluoridealert.org/ that Glendale residents have the rights to know about.
ps. Do you know that fluoride is byproduct from aluminum industry. Back in the 30's, some genius thought of tossing it in our drinking water to defer their waste management cost while raking in some of your tax money. It makes your teeth stronger, but is also cloud your brain and poison your blood. Teeth for intelligence, way to go!
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Do I hate Hirst? No. but I did have to abandon a project because he's butterfly piece overlapped my idea.
Te read the piece in Chinese: http://artouch.com/artco/story.aspx?aid=2009031309484
Friday, January 09, 2009
I followed her media and concepts one by one, suddenly realized that throughout my short art career, there is one perfect word to describe my journey.
"Stumble" or "flounder," that is what I've been doing all these years. I was afraid of speaking my mind. I followed my works instead of myself. I was pushed around by the society and the vanity of the art world. Therefore I have a hard time sticking to one media or concept, or worse, to my true desires. Can't blame on the system, I'm the one who chose to be a ass-kissing pleaser.
What a shame! But how does one ungrow what was taught to us since we were born? Aren't we supposed to be sweet little girls? Even if we are not sweet anymore, we still have to dress up for gallery openings, don't we?
The first realization of this year, I have been a stumbler.