Tuesday, January 18, 2005

The Offending Member


The Offending Member
Originally uploaded by no practice.

David Kilmartin, in his Penticton Western News article, Explore the merits of "non-beautiful" art (January 16, 2005 edition) begins his discussion concerning the furor over the Baggage Handler's naughty bits with this gem:

All interesting art has been controversial.


Kilmartin fails to add the observation: it does not follow, that all controversial art is interesting.

But I digress.

Kilmartin goes on to blast the offended parties as "conservative provincials" and that may be (It does seem ridiculous to even be having this conversation anymore). What I really enjoyed, however were the bible analogies he raised to argue his point and his inability to type "vagina".

The body, as part of God's creation, as dipicted in the Christian bible was to be celebrated. "God created Man and it was Good" - I assume that includes the epiglottis, ear lobes, the eyebrow and of course the penis and female reproductive organs.


sigh.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Anne! Found you at Ivan Pope's and visited your blog to discover that we are almost neighbours!

The reactions to this sculpture have made the news here in Vancouver too. What can we say...

Welcome to the artist's-blogs-world!

Marja-Leena
www.marja-leena-rathje.info

7:12 PM  
Blogger Anne Walk said...

hi marja-leena,

thanks for taking a moment to commenting on my blog. my son told me today that there was an article in russia about "it" too. his history professor told him.

9:34 PM  

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