I am at the same time both thrilled and ashamed. Thrilled because this week I was asked to join the planning committee for one of the biggest annual Atheist gatherings in California, and ashamed that I have not kept up the pace with either this blog or my blasphemous artwork. My final exams and critiques… Continue reading Activism in its Infancy
All semester long I have been taking an online class on the history of the art of the Islamic world. It could be an interesting class because Islamic art, particularly that of antiquity, is objectively beautiful. I love the calligraphy and geometric patterns, as well as the adaptation of Greek architecture in their mosques and… Continue reading Rigid Thinking
Sadly, "Draw Muhammad Day" comes but once per year. It's not uncommon for me to speak out in person about religious superstition when it presents itself. I'm completely unafraid to hold a mirror to someone's belief and openly mock it. No Abuelita, I not think this foul smelling concoction will chase away my sour mood.… Continue reading Better Living Through Blasphemy
It's a common question, and a fair one. It may be perplexing to a person of faith to try and understand the concept of actively fighting against something you say you don't believe in. Logically to a religious person, this would be akin to going on an anti-leprechaun campaign or voting for representatives based on… Continue reading If you don’t believe in God, why do you talk about him so much?
One of my biggest challenges as an art student is that I don't often enough take the time to step back an dview my work in progress. I can spend hours bent over a table shading a human body in intricate detail on paper with a pencil, then step back at my creation only to… Continue reading Do you ever step back?