Individualism and Art:
Alison Lapper pregnant
This is a sculpture by Marc Quinn being exhibited in Trafalgar Square.
It's a great example of controversial art and defiant individualism, doing what seems right to you, no matter what anybody else thinks about it.
I can't wait for Carrie Snell, of the infamous A Grain of Salt blog, to see this.
Carrie is pregnant now and I post this to cheer her up about how she looks with a baby in her belly.
This is a "differently formed" woman who is proud of her body, even though it looks a lot different from most other human women.
I got this via the blog Learning Aesthetics
in the post "knowledge"
The blog author is feeling sad, thinking of quiting the blog scene. Please don't quit. We need you. I am very impressed with this discovery on your blog.
The original article is at The Guardian.
[QUOTE--from The Guardian article]
Lapper, 40, an artist and photographer, said:
"I am very hopeful that this sculpture will make a difference.
If you look at it, it is very beautiful as a piece of art.
Disabled people are not vulgar, or ugly, or grotesque, and hopefully people will recognise that."
She recalled the exhausting day four years ago when Quinn, best-known for his self-portrait made from 9 pints of his own frozen blood, cast her naked, pregnant body in plaster. "Who would have imagined that five years on it would be in Trafalgar Square?"
Be yourself--don't submit to any religion, tradition, politics, or peer pressure that doesn't seem right.
Think your own thoughts. Blog your own blog, and be confident that, even if you don't get a zillion comments, someone is blessed and benefiting from your individual voice.
[signed] Steven Streight aka Vaspers the Grate