Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Act like nothing's wrong

Does it strike you as weird how little everyone seems to be talking about this whole stupid Danish cartoon scandal? Maybe it's just my circle, but I haven't talked to anyone about it in depth. If you turn on the news, the story is there - but I mean, I haven't had a conversation with any of my friends about it. It seems like the sort of thing artists should be talking about endlessly, but somehow we're not. I feel a little like we're all admitting defeat in the culture war. Nobody seems especially pissed off that the right is manipulating Muslims by purposefully running offensive images, and nobody seems especially disappointed that many Muslims are taking the bait. Artists, in general, seem to be rolling their eyes and just going with it. I have no idea what I think the proper reaction to all this is. I'm just more frustrated about the fact that we're in the business of images, and while we all sit around in NYC not talking about all this, the biggest story rocking the Middle East has to do with images. I don't know - I really don't know; it's just that it all strikes me as strange. My best reaction to all of this was to take the characters I use in my drawings and send them to a museum. It's what I'm working on right now, as in today.


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