the future great work of liberty… where you at girl…
The New Colossus by Emma Lazarus
Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!
“I don’t want these people,”
– Donald Trump speaking about refugees
A Future Chapter in Art History
So… Who will give us the “new” New Collosus?
You have to wonder, who out there is going to be spurred on by all of the nonsense in the world to make something that will once again embody the American spirit to such an extent that it becomes part of America? Shedding the author / maker and being known to all Americans because of its symbolism and substance…
You’ve also got to wonder what it’ll be. A new Statue of Liberty in San Francisco bay and the poem to go with it? A painting of George Washington pissing on the Trump Administration? New statues of our founding fathers to remind us of what was? Maybe I’m thinking a little too traditional… for all I know a cartoon could end up being the great work of this period in American history.
Maybe we should ask France for some ideas to spur us on… worked the last time.
I have questions and I want answers… I don’t want to wait.
I guess I’m just pretty hopeful about the art that is to come… I just can’t help but think something good is going to come out of all of this.
Sonnet: basically a poem made using self imposed rules.. traditionally 14 lines with a specific rhyming scheme. Rules and rhymes vary over time. Don't worry about it. Emma Lazarus: American poet... learn about me here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emma_Lazarus Donald Trump: A new kind of orange colored cheeto manufactured by the Frito-Lay Corporation.
Update – 2/3/2017
Well now we’re really going to need a new iconic piece of art since trump just cut off liberty’s head…