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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Power Over Money

Shia LaBeouf is arrested at his protest/art stream, "He Will Not Divide Us" Around 12:50 AM, 1/26/2017 EST
...happening less than 12 hours after I launched my "Shia Will Not Divide Us" mirror site at 8:27 PM, 1/25/2017 EST.

2027 - 1250 = 777

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Evasion Of Much More

On January 20, 2017, the artist Shia LaBeouf launched his “HE WILL NOT DIVIDE US” project. The artist encourages viewers to repeat the phrase as many times, and for as long as they wish. The mantra is said to act as a show of resistance or insistence, opposition or optimism, guided by the spirit of each individual participant and the community.

On January 25, 2017, the artist Thomas Arthur Schaefer launched his “SHIA WILL NOT DIVIDE US” project—a mirror of the other. This artist encourages viewers to repeat this opposing phrase as many times, and for as long as they wish. This mantra carries with it the same action as the other, but with an added critical message. A message designed to wake people up from this Hollywood star's limited stream of consciousness. LaBeouf's work at its core aims to generate and perpetuate this division. In that sense, he is the divider. Schaefer encourages individuals to think and speak for themselves, no matter their political beliefs. United we stand, divided we fall.

Every thought should be balanced with its opposition.
Because... the marriage of them is the destruction of illusion.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Replacement At Alarm

I gaze in defeat
At the stars in the night
The light in my life burnt away
There will be no tomorrow
Then you sigh in your sleep
And meaning returns with the day
— BOWIE

Monday, January 23, 2017

Various Means Regulation

Say goodbye to the thrills of life
Where love was good, no love was bad
Wave goodbye to the life without pain
Say hello
You’re a beautiful girl
— BOWIE

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Peer To Peer Inverse

Untitled - 2017
Newsprint transfer, spraypaint, and stickers on cardstock
11 x 8.5 inches / 27.9 x 21.6 cm

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Belief Forces

Untitled - 2017
Four color print, stickers, and acrylic on cardstock
11 x 8.5 inches / 27.9 x 21.6 cm

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Instantly For Now

"I came into being of myself in the midst of the Primeval Waters. I was the Primeval Waters, he who had no companion when my name came into existence."

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Recruitment Of Rareity

"I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence." — FD

“You may be 38 years old, as I happen to be. And one day, some great opportunity stands before you and calls you to stand up for some great principle, some great issue, some great cause. And you refuse to do it because you are afraid…. You refuse to do it because you want to live longer…. You’re afraid that you will lose your job, or you are afraid that you will be criticized or that you will lose your popularity, or you’re afraid that somebody will stab you, or shoot at you or bomb your house; so you refuse to take the stand.

Well, you may go on and live until you are 90, but you’re just as dead at 38 as you would be at 90. And the cessation of breathing in your life is but the belated announcement of an earlier death of the spirit.” — MLK

Monday, January 09, 2017

Gathering Otherwise Mentioned


MAILING TRANSFERRAL — JANUARY 9, 2017
KANKA - Narcissus Gold Mining - 03 (4x6 postcard)

Friday, January 06, 2017

Fishers Knees


MAILING TRANSFERRAL — JANUARY 6, 2017
BOROWICZ - After Dark Gypsies (4x6 postcard)
KANKA - Narcissus Gold Mining - 02 (4x6 postcard)

Thursday, January 05, 2017

Like All Care


MAILING TRANSFERRAL — JANUARY 5, 2017
BOROWICZ - Scrawled Crystal Blue Persuasion - 02 (4x6 postcard)
KANKA - Narcissus Gold Mining - 01 (4x6 postcard)

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Anything On Earth


MAILING TRANSFERRAL — JANUARY 4, 2017
NANCE - One Eighth Twice (4x6 postcard)

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Thousand Years


MAILING TRANSFERRAL — JANUARY 3, 2017
BOROWICZ - Scrawled Crystal Blue Persuasion - 01 (4x6 postcard)

Monday, January 02, 2017

Maelstrom Envelopment


MAILING TRANSFERRAL — JANUARY 2, 2017
NANCE - Sir Meitros VI° (4x6 postcard)

Sunday, January 01, 2017

You Will Not

Untitled (January Hair Ball) - 2017
Artists hair and acrylic on cardstock
11 x 8.5 inches / 27.9 x 21.6 cm