“Water,” or Art Is Stupid

I finally finished and hung tapestry #2 in my “4 Elements” series: Water. This one wasn’t nearly the joy to make that the first one, “Earth,” was. In fact it was so fraught with anxiety, errors, and frustrations, it inspired today’s Mimi & Eunice cartoon: I’m glad it’s done now. Here’s some of the insanity … Continue reading ““Water,” or Art Is Stupid”

Sita in Dubai

Here are Sita‘s upcoming screening dates at the Dubai International Film Festival: 1.Monday, December 15, 18:15, Festival City, Cinema 8* 2.Wednesday, December 17, 18:30, Mall of the Emirates, Cinema 6* Does this blog have any readers in Dubai? Comment away. Maybe I’ll get to meet my comrade-in-death-threats-from-Hindutvas, MF Hussein, who lives in exile there.

Enemies of the Muse

At a Platform Festival panel on intellectual property, I heard Rick Prelinger – filmmaker, founder of the Prelinger Archive and archive.org – warn animators against “internalizing the permission culture.” I’d never heard it phrased that way, but I can dig it. This morning I’ve been ruminating on this and other “enemies of creativity.” They are: