Street (sm)Art

March 5, 2011

Street art, underground, subversive and illegal? or- expressionism?

Both Jamie D’cruz’s oscar-nominated documentary Exit Through The Gift Shop and JR’s incredibly popular TED talk Use Art To Turn The World Inside Out, have placed this controversial form of art in the spotlight.

Why? probably because over the last few years street art has become the new niche in the art market and has started generating profit.

But some of the greatest street artists of our time, such as  Banksy, are making sure they steer clear of the big bucks and don’t let this new ‘L.A. trend’ interfere with the social and political messages they’ve been trying to convey to the public for years.

Crayon Boy (Banksy)

I’d call for street art to be legalized, but that would ruin all the fun!

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January 21, 2011

The Case For Climate Change 3 (Last)

January 21, 2011

(The third and LAST in a series of posts, the first can be found Here, the second Here)

Originally, “The Case For Climate Change” series, was intended to be a thorough debate.

In this post I was going to talk about practical solutions to Global Warming (such as deforestation).

BUT, after watching a 20 minute lecture on TED-Women, given by Naomi Klein, I have decided to end the series with this:

a recommendation to sit down with a cup of tea, relax, and watch THESE 19 minutes.

If this doesn’t do it for you, go back to watching FOX-news or to reading the newest on NASDAQ. I’ll probably be meeting you sometime soon in the hospital, totally confused as to why you have cancer, even if you never smoked.