Johnson Tsang Brings Ceramic Bowls and Cups to Life
With an adept understanding of ceramics and anatomy, Hong-Kong based artist Johnson Tsang creates strange and unexpected anthropomorphic sculptures where human forms seem to splash effortlessly through functional objects like bowls, plates, and cups. While the works shown here are mostly innocent and comical in nature the artist is unafraid of veering into more macabre subject matter in other artworks that grapple with war and violence.
[you know thing that impossible well now IT HAPPEN]
Spunky Assistant: BUT DOCTOR NO THAT IMPOSSIBLE
Doctor: YES SPUNKY ASSISTANT IT IMPOSSIBLE
Doctor: …BUT HAPPEN
[title card doo wee ooo HAPPEN OF THE DOCTOR by STEVEN MOFFAT]
I am learning every day to allow the space between where I am and where I want to be to inspire me and not terrify me.
2014 Pura Belpré Awards — YA Winners
The Pura Belpré Award “is presented annually to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.” (More info)
Here are this year’s young adult recipients of the Pura Belpré Award:
2014 Pura Belpré Author Award Winner: Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina (Candlewick Press)
2014 Pura Belpré Author Honor Books:
- The Lightning Dreamer: Cuba’s Greatest Abolitionist by Margarita Engle (Harcourt)
- The Living by Matt de la Peña (Delacorte Press)
- Go here to see the full list of Pura Belpré winners and honor books, including picture books.
- Read Meg Medina’s DiYA guest post about Yaqui Delgado.
- Read Matt de la Peña’s DiYA guest post about The Living.
If I put a gun to someone’s head, say, a 30-year-old healthy male, pull the trigger, and kill him, assuming an average life expectancy of, say, 84, you can argue that possibly 54 years of life [were] stolen from that person in a direct act of violence.
However, if a person is born into poverty in the midst of an abundant society where it is statistically proven that it would hurt no one to facilitate meeting the basic needs of that person and yet they die at the age of 30 due to heart disease, which has been found to statistically relate to those who endure the stress and effects of low socioeconomic status, is that death, the removal of those 54 years once again, an act of violence?
And the answer is ‘Yes, it is.’
You see, our legal system has conditioned us to think that violence is a direct behavioral act. The truth is that violence is a process, not an act, and it can take many forms.
You cannot separate any outcome from the system by which it is oriented.