Friday Larchive – Lart Is Politics
Fridays, we open the Larchives, Lar’s extensive archive of art work oddities, and share a few pieces. Sometimes there will be a theme, or a reason behind the choices. Other times there will be none.
“The best art is political and you ought to be able to make it unquestionably political and irrevocably beautiful at the same time.”
― Toni Morrison
Lar is irrevocably beautiful inside, outside, and in everything he produces, and he is not one to shy away from using his talent and his platform to voice his political concerns. Here are a few of his recent political pieces, captioned by his comments.
That last comment especially resonated with me. When there’s a peaceful attempt at a protest or when there’s a school shooting, those opposed to change try to shame those who speak up by characterizing them as being ungrateful or opportunistic. But what is really happening is that they are being inconvenienced by someone else’s pain, and the easy way to deal with that pain is to ignore it. By obeying their request for silence, we are betraying those whose pain we believe we care about. To truly show that we care, we must not be silent.