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Monday, May 23, 2022

some art

The last Outpost, my favorite work in the Palm Springs art Museum at the moment. Read this.
 
Struck my  childhood heart, this one. We played this sort of thing every day, and the Lone Ranger or whomever we were out to get, always came back to life having enjoyed the game , having enjoyed getting shot full of lead, dramatically dying, as much as we did the shoot em' up  - "ok now YOU be the outlaw and YOU be the Lone Ranger."..and we would go again, tracking the Law or being tracked.

The theme of the exhibit this time was - recycled up-cycled , used objects found objects. It was very clever, all of it.  Below is a sort of Handmaid's bonnet looking thing. The artist, Angela Ellsworth, is a direct descendant of Lorenzo Snow, the fifth president of the Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints, and is openly gay. She has a lot to say with this bonnet!

24,182 corsage pearl tipped pins making a lovely but uncomfortable woman's bonnet. Yes Mam, this is truth.


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  1. I like them both, but that bonnet really drives home the message, doesn't it?

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    1. ART speaks louder than just about anything! She has done many "SEER" bonnets and other works trying to put her childhood /family/ inherited churchiness into perspective. They are all stunning!

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  2. Whoa! Angela should be a guest on Mormon Stories podcast. She would be absolutely a perfect guest. That bonnet represents so much of what is discussed on the show from the pioneers to patriarchy to being queer in the church.

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    1. She would be a great guest on Mormon Madness podcast- trying to make sense out of it all.

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  3. What a good museum! And you're right about the bonnet. Lots to say!

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    1. Her work is so good, women patriarchy and the Mormons !

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  4. Interesting work. Playing cowboys and indians or outlaws was a big part of our play as kids in our age group. I wonder what kids play now, gangs and gangs?

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  5. Didn't we all play cops and robbers, cowboys and Indians? I shudder now to think of our ignorant assumptions about who the good guys were.

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    1. We generally wanted to be on the side of the law but sometimes it was more fun to run and hide from the law. I think really we were all bad guys at heart.

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  6. We played good guys and bad of all sorts. I was the only girl in the neighborhood and had to learn to play or be left out.

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  7. So, where has my comment gone? Have you all banned Australia or sumpthin'?

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