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“Snow Predicted”

Posted in Art, Humor on March 7th, 2018

Snow Predicted - Oil on Canvass“Snow Predicted”

Yeah, that’s about as iconic as one can get when it comes to how so many Americans react to any prediction of severe weather. 🙄

Related Reading:

The Winter Soldier
The Onion Book of Known Knowledge: A Definitive Encyclopaedia Of Existing Information
Snow
Winter Loon: A Novel
What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

Painted In Blood & Irony

Posted in Art, Society on October 3rd, 2015

During the morning of Tuesday, September 29, 2015 a street artist, identified by friends as Antonio Ramos, in Oakland, CA was gunned down and killed while working on a community art project, the Oakland Superheroes Mural Project which is a project sponsored by Oakland’s Attitudinal Healing Connection.

Straight Outta Oakland
Straight Outta Oakland – Painted In Blood & Irony

Yes, this is sad. Indeed, it approaches the level of tragedy. It should, however, have been an expected outcome. It’s not rational to believe that one can to empower individuals to be self-aware and inspired through arts, creativity and education, making positive choices to break the cycle of violence for themselves and their communities in the ghettos and barrios. Crime and depravity are too entrenched for such efforts to work at any meaningful level and too many of the population of those zones will actively work against such efforts.

At best, such civic minded entertainments should await comprehensive law enforcement purges of the ghettos and barrios before being attempted. Otherwise, the street art ends up, as in Mr. Ramos’ sad case, painted in blood and irony.

Related Reading:

Irony (The New Critical Idiom)
Friday Black
The Mystery Cave/The Palm Tree Manhunt/One Stormy Day/The Mystery Thief/Teacher Trouble/Screams in the Night (Sugar Creek Gang 7-12)
Patriots from the Barrio: The Story of Company E, 141st Infantry: The Only All Mexican American Army Unit in World War II
A Thug's Worth 2

Lacustrine Mermaids

Posted in Art on May 7th, 2015
Lacustrine Mermaids

Most associate mermaids with the marine environment. It seems, however, that Gestiefeltekatze enjoys the beauty of mermaids who prefer to inhabit more lacustrine habitats.

As this blog is called Reflections From A Murky Pond, I’m 100% in favor of more freshwater mermaids, especially ones who love lakes and ponds. 😉

Related Reading:

The Fourth Element Trilogy: Boxed Set
Ninth Street Women: Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell, and Helen Frankenthaler: Five Painters and the Movement That Changed Modern Art
Dragonlands, Books 1 - 3: Hidden, Hunted, and Retribution
200 Women: Who Will Change The Way You See The World
The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays: 140 Step-by-Step Recipes for Simple, Scrumptious Celebrations