Thursday, June 24, 2010

Nude Jersey?

Some might call it a bad idea to post this kind of stuff on the internet, right here next to my professional work and professional name, but this is a social issue of some importance to me. Please take it as a testament to how seriously I feel about the issue that I AM discussing it here.

taken from this ABC article - please read it.

I sincerely hope this goes through! I don't go to Asbury Park often, but if they pass this, it would become my main beach. Asbury Park is already full of great food, exciting music and neat art shops, it's a great place to visit - adding a topless beach to the mix would be fantastic! And it's right down the highway from me. Wonderful!

I think, if this goes through, it'll be a great omen for more mature and natural times to come. The human body is not lewd or suggestive or scary. It is beautiful! Our bodies are gifts that should be cherished and embraced, not hidden away for fear of offense or embarrassment. They should not be shielded from children! Nudity and sex are not synonymous!

Also, men already parade around with bare chests! Why is that acceptable while the female chest is scandalous? This is an issue that has confused me for a long time. Why does my chest have to be covered when his doesn't? Why do we dress our baby girls up in little bikini tops when there is nothing there to hide? In covering a baby girl's nipples, we suggest that there is something sexual there!! We turn our 2 year olds into sexual objects! Why not let them be innocent in their youth?

Why not let us be innocent in our age?

I will be pushing for this. Please, feel free to enter a discussion with me here. I wish more people would be comfortable with public nudity, and I fail to understand why it is such a large problem.

MUCH to update!!

SO! Excellent news abounds!

First off - I've graduated from Montclair State University with a BFA in Animation/Illustration! Hooray!

I've found temporary summer work - that might prove to be a lucrative long term investment. I'm life guarding again! It entails oodles of fresh air and requires me to stay in shape. Also, I hear there are lots of beaches and pools down at Savannah that might need guards... Which leads me to my next bit of excellent news!

I got into the Animation MFA at SCAD! They gave me a bit of money, too - huzzah! Now begins the housing/roommate/scholarship/grant/work study search. I'm so excited!!

FINALLY - the bit of news I'm MOST excited about - oh, no no, it's too good. I'll have to make a new post for it!

But here are some sculpture tidbit's I've been playing with. My uncle and aunt, Jim and Tay, gifted me with some taxidermy eyes that Jim used to sculpt with. What great inspiration! Also, my beagle, Savannah, is adorable. Just a quick gesture.