“Sometimes people hold a core belief that is very strong. When they are presented with evidence that works against that belief, the new evidence cannot be accepted. It would create a feeling that is extremely uncomfortable, called cognitive dissonance. And because it is so important to protect the core belief, they will rationalize, ignore and even deny anything that doesn’t fit in with the core belief.” ― Frantz Fanon,
A mural created by Denial in downtown Windsor. (Tyler Brownbridge/The Windsor Star)
In the Battle of “Man” vs “Nature”, we have done a spectacular job. After all, God gave us the Earth to exploit as we have “Dominion” over it. We know this to be true, ‘cos it is written the Bible. And the Bible never lies, does it?
“And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.” -King James Bible
“French graffiti artist, Shaka, real name, Marchal Mithouard, is about to open his first solo exhibition in New York, which will include his distinctive canvas sculptures. Fernanda Hinke went to Montreuil in the east of Paris – an establishing hub forprofessional street artists – to interview him about these staggering works, and, also, curious about the anger present in much of his work, she tried to unearth the reasons why. What she discovered was not what she expected: a calm and friendly, nice mannered, and boringly balanced guy. The interview though is interesting, honestly.” Found at: http://undergroundparis.org/shaka-interview
“Los Angeles-based artist Revok first became interested in art through his father’s collection of 60s and 70s album covers and comic books, as well as the skateboarding and graffiti scenes. For over two decades, Revok has continually pushed the boundaries—both creative and legislative—of street art, producing vibrant works that meld structured with dynamic colors and forms. A completely self-taught artist, Revok finds freedom in his naiveté. After years of a decidedly anti-institutional practice, Revok began making studio work, finding inspiration in his ability to refine the techniques he mastered as a street artist. His ultimate goal is to be constantly maturing and evolving as an artist, never confined by any one way of making work.”