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What If we had more Mirror Holders like Banksy

Right now there are big debates over whistleblowers as high profile cases like Bradley Manning proceed.  The debate is one of national security or aiding the enemy versus freedom of information or what some perceived to be crimes or cover ups.

This blurring of illegal activity and public good is not new.  Some graffiti artists may be holding a mirror to society and be pointing out issues, and getting people to think;  I will term mirror holders.  The artists that get us to question society and life, via a medium that is illegal.  Every individual will of curse have a different interpretation of the message.

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The Falling Shopper - on Bruton Lane to me reflects the constant consumerism and greed that we live in, and has made it's own unique contribution to our economy today.

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Phone Tap - Chrisp Street to me is the ever increasing lack of privacy we have, let alone the news of the world scandal. The progress of facial recognition and the use of geo locators on smart phones.

The apparent guise of governments that come in peace or the danger to peacekeepers.

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Poverty and the role of the church.

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The oppression on people's dreams.

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The current emotions in society at present!

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With the level of mirror holding to the public to get us to reflect on what is happening in life and out society, Bansky has been telling us a lot of what the whistleblowers are currently unveiling.

Interestingly Graffiti is illegal but in this case like whistleblowing arguable necessary to get us to THINK.

What If We Released The Power Of Art For Young Minds

What If We Released The Power Of Art For Young Minds

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So today was my daughters day alone with Mummy and her aunty and we decided to go to Zurich Kunsthaus, which is free on a Wednesday.  She is 2, and loves finger painting so it was interesting to see what she picked up on and how she responded to the different forms of art.  I personally loved the Monet's, and I would have to say she was not particularly ecstatic to famous pieces, but she did note the shapes, colours and pictures with grapes in them as eagerly as the cake in the cafe afterwards.

What did let the trip down was the stuffiness of the staff which can make an art gallery unapproachable to the very young minds it could have such a dramatic effect on.  We were followed, the fact a had a nappy changing bag became an issue, and it dawned on me when did art become so exclusive.

When I studied art I did dit for love, and I have a utopian view that it is an entity that can cross all boundaries and affect emotions and lives.  I came across this TED talk posted recently which also highlights this accessibility and perception of art.

I ended the day painting with my daughter knowing that art does expand the mind.

Paola Antonelli: Why I brought Pac-Man to MoMA | Video on TED.com.

Tuladandasana - Balancing

Tuladandasana - Balancing

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Tuladandasana - Balancing Stick Pose

 

Great bringing yoga and art together, dialogue and asana ...."not like a broken umbrella". Art by Sejz Inn.

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