The Year of Moving Forward

The Year of Moving Forward
At our 4 person wedding reception in DC

Friday, April 24, 2009

Art, Love and Torture

See some pictures of an interesting rose and more at Bessemer Science and Nature.

Lots to choose from for lovers of art this weekend. Today through Sunday is the Magic City Art Connection at Linn Park in Birmingham. In Bessemer, on Saturday, is Art at the Tracks at the Hall of History, from 9:30 to 4:00.

At Linn Park yesterday I was helping someone to set up, and we were near this guy building this. I didn't get his name, but he says there is no plan to building this. He just does it.

Near the fountain is the art of Paul Cordes Wilm. Paul is a twin (the second), plays softball and likes abandoned houses and rivers. This is a series of his artwork. You can buy it. It follows the theme that I have been following. Love is love and is real and is significant regardless of who it is between and regardless of what detractors of love say. Thanks, Paul.

You might remember this cover from Black and White (February) that Paul did.

Jonathan Mann is writing a song a day. For this one, he took the lyrics directly from the "torture memos," the legal justification for torture that the Bush administration used and for which no one has yet to be prosecuted. Thanks, Homer (and Jonathan).


Javi said...

How great to see such variety of artistic expression! I've always admired that, since I am one of those people mostly wired to deal with numbers and science, yet I'm incredibly lacking in the artistic side of things.

Heck, I have to pick up color samples from the paint aisle at Home Depot to make sure which colors look good together!

Joe said...

The sculptor is installation artist Chris Fennell of Birmingham. He's featured in today's City Scene in The B'ham News.