atheism, Islam, Uncategorized

Rigid Thinking

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

Activism, atheism

Better Living Through Blasphemy 

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 

Activism, atheism

Do you ever step back?

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?