Art & Arts Advocacy

i as creative contributor, arts advocate and art historian stand in support of:

  • the protection of unequivocal free speech and expression, which includes the freedom to disagree and debate on all sides; the freedom of creative expression – the universe in its entirety exists for any- and everyone as a resource
  • the merit, virtue and aspirational purpose of traditionally held beauty, beautiful ideals and classically derived aesthetics as a legacy of western/modern civilization
  • artistic expression as an intensely personal expression that is a vital societal connector; the freedom of expression as a celebration of self for everyone across the full spectrum, racially/culturally
  • humor as an Art, worthy of protection, in all its incarnations

i stand against:

  • historic erasure via iconoclastic rioting and mob appeasement leniency as regards indiscriminate or targeted destruction
  • post modern aesthetic re-writes that seek to destroy and undermine art in history and history itself
  • virtue-posturing censorship and cultural appropriation prohibitionism
  • blanket denigration of the historic legacies and cultural contributions of western world europeans, of which i am a part as german-ukrainian, 1st generation american woman/wife/mother

i write and speak up as an american citizen, to honor my ukrainian grandfather, who was executed under stalin, to honor my eldest son’s contribution to our freedoms as marine, and to help secure the best possible future for all my children. read more about my german-ukrainian heritage in these Huff Post articles: the traveling sweater; trying on tiaras 

i say: the Arts are a Bridge between Man and Mankind

Americans for the Arts In Support of Art as Non-Violent Means of Expression

Huff Post Art Erasure: 21st c Iconoclasm

Huff Post Disclaimerland & Validation Via Virtue

Huff Post Parenting Daughters: Fairy Wings or Lear Jets?

Huff Post Putt Putt Prada & Paintings: On Par or Not?

Huff Post A Conversation On Creativity: Endocepts & Exocepts

Huff Post Big Eyes & the Bigger Picture

Huff Post A Pop Surrealism Primer: Spotlighting Mab Graves

Huff Post Kindred Spirits: Hunt Slonem & Carmelo Blandino

Huff Post So There: Hunt Slonem & What I Learned On Kindergarten

Huff Post Tiny House: A 21st c Odyssey