I’m working on a series of screen prints of Lady Liberty in response to borders disputes here in America, home of the free and land of the brave. We’re not acting very generous right now. This weekend I’ll add some letterpress to the mix, though I am a little short on words.
“Activism is my rent for living on the planet.”
― Alice Walker
Went to the Women’s March on Washington where I was humbled and inspired. So many people. They were fierce and friendly and clearly and vocally committed to justice and equity. People marched on every continent (humbling) and people all over the country marched (inspiring).
There were so many great signs, many of them handmade. Lots of rumbling about how science matters, black lives matter, and women’s rights are human rights. I can get behind all of that (and more)!
Here are a few of the many images I took to remember this historic day. And here are 10 actions we can all take in the next 100 days to keep the energy focussed on momentum. Please do not go quietly into this dark night. Rise, rise, rise. We are the people.
“BABY, IT’S COLD OUTSIDE”
Freezing temperatures are optimal circumstances for holding the object of your desire captive in your home.
“FROSTY THE SNOWMAN”
No amount of magic can prevent your dearly beloved friends from dying.
“O CHRISTMAS TREE”
Coniferous trees retain their green color throughout the year.
“RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER”
Physical incongruities can only be reconciled by making yourself indispensable to your superiors.
“I’LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS”
The hallucinatory experience of family and friends is a valid replacement for actual family and friends.
Refraining from social and romantic enjoyment throughout the year entitles you to material compensation equivalent to approximately $1.6 billion.
“THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS”
Human and animal trafficking are recommended for gift purposes during a twelve-day period of each year.
“I SAW MOMMY KISSING SANTA CLAUS”
Children should not report witnessing acts of adultery.