Artist statement: In 2005, my first adventure outside of China took me to Memphis, Tennessee, where I lived for three and a half years. I went to Memphis without the least idea of what it is like. I now think that I was super lucky in choosing Memphis as my destination among a long list of unfamiliar American city names. Memphis has a unique beauty that is untouched by time. It allowed me to have a glimpse of the city from the past and fueled my imagination of an America of another time. It occurs to me later, that my vision today is deeply influenced by the landscape of Memphis. To me, this group of photos is more like a diary, both visually and emotionally.
Shanesha Taylor was arrested on March 20th by the Scottsdale Police for leaving her children ages 2 and 6 months in her car while she interviewed for a job. Ms. Taylor was homeless and could not access any child care. Her desperation to provide for herself and her children and her lack of options led her to take drastic measures in search of employment. Ms. Taylor needs support & help rather than incarceration and a criminal record that will surely decrease her chances to provide for her children in the future. We ask that Maricopa County use common-sense and provide support for Ms. Taylor and her children rather than punishment.
Shanesha Taylor is still in jail pending a $9,000 bond.
Prisons thus perform a feat of magic. Or rather the people who continually vote in new prison bonds and tacitly assent to a proliferating network of prisons and jails have been tricked into believing in the magic of imprisonment. But prisons do not disappear problems, they disappear human beings. And the practice of disappearing vast numbers of people from poor, immigrant, and racially marginalized communities has literally become big business.
Power Cosmic vs the Man of Steel. I’m taking Surfer on this one.
Surfer takes it this aint even close to a fair fight
Had this discussion. Surfer wins by a landslide.
While Surfer would win in a fight, the real question is why the fuck would they fight that isn’t so heavy handed or contrived in the first place? These are possibly the two nicest guys in their respective universes (when written properly). Clark would invite Norrin for coffee and apple pie at his mom’s place for fuck’s sake. They might debate something, but they wouldn’t fight.