Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Randy Cunningham & The Climate of Corruption: Where Are The Women?

Of course it comes as no suprise to me that so many of Little Bush's cronies and fellow Republicans are turning out to be corrupt. (I know Cunningham was an elected official and the only real tie he had with Bush was a shared political party--but in my mind any Republican is suspect.... At least I'm admitting the prejudice, right?)

What does suprise me is that there haven't been any females indited--or accused--in the past few months. Are women simply more ethical or better at hiding their indescretions? Or is it simply a matter of odds: as more women enter public service--our numbers are still woefully low--more will abuse their offices. I believe the latter...

Although I will say that one of the most persistent myths I hear my female friends repeat is the women are, well, simply better. A female culture, they seem to imply, is one saturated with all things fuzzy and warm--sharing; kindness; wholeness. Not so, I say. Yes, men and women are different, but we're all human in the end and human beings are subject to certain foibles across time and race and gender.

Monday, November 28, 2005

Young Sun Lim In Chelsea

My review of Young Sun Lim's exhibit at the Stux appeared in FRINGEunderground this week.

Young Sun Lim

The multi-media installation exhibit currently at Stux Gallery in Chelsea, explores how life in the modern urban world has become increasingly stripped of its individuality via oppressive political regimes, scientific advances and futile industrial repetition.

More at http://www.fringeunderground.com/youngsunlim.html
Ah, the virgin post.

My first step is to upload some pix of my scultpures. All have been sold, but if anyone's interested in commissioning a look-alike, let me know. The one on the bottom is part of the painted series--one of my favorites, but they tended to turn a few people off. Too graphic, I guess. Interestingly, all sold to middle-aged men. The saw-dust fired ones sold equally well but didn't seem to offend as much. (Maybe the red color was just too womb-like.)