Tumblr is dead. Long live Tumblr.
I'm thinking a lot about art today. What makes something art vs porn, and why is porn such a bad thing anyways. My friend Baol and I recently stayed in the beautifully eclectic home of an artist named Fred, in Dallas. His place was packed to the brim with paintings, sculptures, and amazing details. We talked about the difference between photography and painting, and how the forms intersect. He showed me some of his work, and I showed him some of mine. He remarked, "this is art."
More and more man tries to control nature. That plant that grows naturally? It's illegal. Those creatures living peacefully in the valley? Pesticides and traps. That body you were born into? It needs to be hidden.
When will we accept the things in this world that cause us to feel. The images, sensations, and creatures that provoke strong emotions.
When will we accept art?