Despite the perceived randomness of the theft to other students, Blue said that he stole the tusk for two specific reasons: one being political and the other artistic.
“My political statement was not a specific thing…It was more of a statement of discontent from a student, and also, showing how helpless I feel in the administration and how voiceless I feel,” Blue explained. “I feel like students are dissatisfied with the administration and students don’t really have a voice to speak about it effectively.”
Artistically, Blue perceived the theft as artistic creativity. He noted, “When I took the tusk in the first place my plan was to sort of create a new kind of media by manipulating a Vassar administrator to create art for me. So here I’m talking about Don Marsala and his email. So it actually really worked out well in that respect.” He continued, “Obviously I never planned on going to jail. The way I see it, when Don wrote those emails he made art for me and thus became my art medium.”
"my political statement was not a specific thing"……..
Women in Clothes
Do you know when you are reading something and you can’t put the book down but every word feels important enough to write down and tell to someone else. Only 17 pages into Women in Clothes and its already so so worth it.
"Sheila: What’s been kind of a revelation is seeing that other women think about this stuff not so differently from me, and have some of the same problems, the same anxieties. It makes it a bit more pleasurable knowing that everything you’re feeling you share with other women. It makes the act of getting dressed seem more like a communal thing.
Leanne: So thinking back to when you wanted to go to a store to find the book to tell you how to care about your clothes and be stylish and stuff - if this is that book, then what we’re saying is: Don’t bother reading this, you’re fine?
Heidi (laughs): Stop reading here! Read no further unless you want to remain exactly who you are.
Sheila: Well, or even that the cultural difficulty of being a woman is that you feel you have to be a certain kind of woman. I experience the conversations in this book as liberation from that. To me its also talking about how its okay to have your own identity in the face of all this pressure to have some other identity. Working on the book and seeing women on the street, I immediately began to fell I loved them more because I could see inside them in a new way. I had a new way of interpreting their outsides.”
found out im getting a new dishwasher today *domestic bliss* HAPPY FRIDAY
This book gives me more information about penguins than I care to have.
In 1944 a children’s book club sent a volume about penguins to a 10-year-old girl, enclosing a card seeking her opinion.
She wrote, “This book gives me more information about penguins than I care to have.”
American diplomat Hugh Gibson called it the finest piece of literary criticism he had ever read.
This makes me giggle