We woke up Saturday morning and it was off to the markets of Mossman. Anne and Chey went off looking for trinkets and I went wandering around looking for props. As soon as we entered I saw what I needed. I also got a dress so I was trinket hunting too. They had THE BEST frozen pineapple being blended, Thai massage but it was all booked up and some genuinely off kilter used books that I didn’t have time to really pay attention to, and now I wish I would have. It was a nice little morning trip.
I wasn’t really sure what the prop I found would look like but looking through the lens I saw Mrs. Vader, especially after putting up the black lily to her mouth. (YES! they have black lilies in Australia, I know right?!) We shot some more work but I’ll save it for another posting… stay tuned!
Today though, after being at the end of my 30 day ban from facebook for sharing a LINK to our blog here, I’m seeing these images a little differently. Possibly because one of the images sort of takes away from humanity and turns it a tad robotic, and it still fits the Mrs. Vader theme too. So I’m going to post quotes from one of my favorite authors. We must be good to each other, we must be good to free expression and the arts. What can you do to make it better? The first thing would be to not contribute to the cumulative effect of state/corporate censorship by reporting artists like us. Nude doesn’t equal pornography.
“It was a bright cold day in April and all the clocks were striking 13.”
“Threats to freedom of speech, #art, #writing and action, though often trivial in isolation, are cumulative in their effect and, unless checked, lead to a general disrespect for the rights of the citizen.”
“They have accepted the principle that a book should be published or suppressed , praised or damned, not on its merits but according to political expediency. And others who do not actually hold this view assent to it from sheer cowardice.”