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Fuck,I love this
wake the fuck up.
Fuck,I love this
wake the fuck up.
“People Positive” concept. Art and text by Madeline Gonzalez.
A recurring complaint I hear from parents regarding people of different sexualities or lifestyles is: “how am I going to explain that to my children?”. For my final project, I aim to create a children’s book that simply “explains” people who are different from what a child may be exposed to. The explanation? That some people in the world are simply different-looking from you and your child, and that is okay. My children’s book will feature people of different cultures, races, sexualities, and lifestyle choices. These complex concepts are presented toward my intended audience (ex: there will be colorful, cartoony pictures and the book shall be written in mostly rhyming verse) with respect toward each individual I show.
If my project is successful, I will follow up with a sequel.
I am open to critique, constructive criticism and ideas for expansion on this concept.
Esto esta muy interesante (with English subtitles).
final for my 2D foundation class.
i wanted to approach the issue of society vilifying women for their sexual decisions.
things may or may not change before i print them on sunday, idk.
I love it!
We are killing the one and only planet we have.
We murder the creatures that live on her.
We tear up the ground, rip out the forests, destroy everything in our path.
We fill her with pollution of all kinds, and we drill deep into her center for oil.
We have to realize NOW what we are doing, and we have to make a stand and stop killing mother earth. We only have one chance- our time is now.
“[G-A-Y-M-A-R-R-I-A-G-E-I-S-A-S-I-N] I am sorry but all I see is P-E-D-O-P-H-I-L-I-A.”
…ascending to please the minds which coincide in the idea that beyond is a place deep inside…
We are all trapped where we want to be trapped.
LGBTQ* Friendly (Voting) Reminders
Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Washington- VOTE FOR EQUALITY.
For my MFA thesis show, I designed a calendar that explores same-sex affection throughout history. I chose the calendar format for several reasons, not least of which is that the calendar is one of the most ubiquitous art forms on the planet. In contrast, LGBT people are often cast as the abnormal, subversive or abject “Other,” even (or especially) in academic “queer theory” discourse. This work stands to correct that, inasmuch as homosexuality is a normal variation of human sexuality, and gay people have always existed and contributed to society. At the same time, this work intentionally overcorrects and almost takes on the form of hero worship, in its focus on great historical figures, and compositions and poses that echo those of conventional romantic images found in romance novels, movie posters and storybook fairy tales.
All of these depictions are based on real people (with the possible exception of David and Jonathan, who may have been legendary). Most of these historical figures are widely accepted to have been homosexual or bisexual. Some of them, such as Saints Sergius and Bacchus, are known for their unusual closeness, but scholars disagree on whether or not they were romantically involved. History isn’t an exact science, and all too often truths are hidden or rewritten after the fact by people who wish to erase gay people from history.
This project wasn’t about proving without a doubt whether or not a certain historical figure was gay; but rather exploring same-sex affection when enough evidence existed to at least consider it a reasonable possibility. Some scholars are quick to dismiss the love between men like David and Jonathan as merely “platonic,” but ask yourself, if the love between a man and woman were described with as much passion and endearment, would anyone doubt that they may have been romantically involved?