Monday, June 20, 2011

Vancouver Street Riots and Love in the Eye of the Storm

I hesitated in blogging this picture from Vancouver's Street riot, mainly on moral grounds. Is it appropriate to put a picture such as this on an art blog? I watched the young couple being interviewed on television and they told the story of the young woman being knocked over and the man comforting her and in the end this picture tells of where comfort can lead.

Photography as an artform has been given,at best, token representation by' The Portrait'. My bias, as a painter, is pretty apparent and I will be the first to admit it.

But there is something about this picture which reaches deeply inside my artistic spirit, call it the art of life, or love triumphing over hate whatever you will.

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