Dabashi's article " President Barack Hussein Obama - again: But the grace is gone" on Al Jazeera English perfectly expresses how I feel about Obama's victory today. I would never have supported a Romney presidency. I'm glad that hasnt happened. But the choice of either bad or worse, as
My framer David talked me out of a grand, wide ornate frame and selected this wide, close to the edge frame which works brilliantly on both the small and large paintings, and really ties them all together. Although they are all or sale prior to exhibition, I felt that having
I donated to this, and hope you find the time (soon) to read and/or donate to run these ads in US newspapers before the meeting between Israel and the Obama administration in the coming days to discuss possible pre-emptive strikes against Iran. If you cannot donate, you can
I'm taking a digital sabbatical between January and February, unless there's a major solar storm, or a media post to post. That means I won't be on social media such as Facebook, however, but I am always happy to hear from people through my Contact page on this
I was recently asked about a range of views in an interview and some of those questions made me ask myself in what ways art and politics interact. I think they have always been part of the social commentary, reflecting the emotions and perceptions around them.
Recently I clambered into a black taxi cab in London. The driver remembered me as having had a nice long chat with him the last time I was in his cab (I seem to recall his thesis at that time was the London riots as a communist or Tory
Today, as I was listening on the bus to Greg and Michael's performance version of the Song of Roland (see my post) I was also contemplating the role of memory. It still amazes me the way Michael’s translations are helping to generate content,
WAR POETRY 2011 has updated its page with new poems by soldiers including veterans of the Iraq conflict. I found Gerardo Mena's poem "So I was a coffin" both disturbing and moving. I read it several times. Palestinian poet Suheir Hammad's poems evokes another lens
I attach this video which just seems to capture the strange world of 2010.
I met some incredibly interesting people and made new friends in 2010 like chansons de geste translator and musician Michael Newth in Sydney; and Roberto from the musical project
5 Years after completing the painting Viva Las Shiva and 9 years after the attacks on the World Trade Centre, I feel these images still resonate with me. This isn't a political painting. For me, it's about listening to hear the Universe when it
The trees beside the river where I live are imbued with memory, wisdom and silent stories that deserve to be listened to ... like memorials, trapped in stone, bronze and iron, wishing for release into the morning air...
On this day each year, I re-read the poems of ...Read more>
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