Sunday, February 27, 2011

Justice and Lies

Justice lecture 7 by Harvard University


click here to view the video on youtube

This lecture includes a moral dilemma. A murderer comes to your home and asks if your friend is in the house. Your friend is within your house, hiding from the murderer. Is it right to lie to the murderer at the door, in order to save your friend? Kant believed that you should always tell the truth and this dilemma was offered as a challenge to his beliefs.

I also believe in the importance of truth. The safety of another person would always be more important than my other convictions. However, I don't believe that this scenario would place me in a compromising circumstance. A murderer would have no understanding of integrity and high morals. There are times when there is no need to lie because the other person will not understand what you are really saying. The murderer comes to the door and I begin to speak extreme truth because I know it will not be understood. I say to the murderer 'Yes, my friend came to the house looking for place to hide from you. I said I can't lie even to a murderer, so if he comes I'll tell him that you're here. We talked for a while and they decided to stay'. There is no murderer on the planet who would believe that I was actually telling the truth. My motive would not be to mislead. I would simply be aware that people mislead themselves based on what they expect others to do.

Justice by Harvard University http://www.justiceharvard.org/
To read my thoughts on earlier lectures click on the label at the bottom of the blog that reads Justice by Harvard University.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Facing Forward: Sketchbook Tour of the U.S.

'Facing Forward Through Divination and Visions' by Jina Wallwork.



This sketchbook will be included in 'The Sketchbook Project', a touring exhibition of the United States. This exhibition was organized by the Art House Co-op. Below is a map of the tour and a list of tour dates.

19th February 2011- 27th February 2011
'The Sketch Book Project' at Brooklyn Art Library 
www.brooklynartlibrary.com
103A N 3rd St Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211, United States.

12th March 2011
'The Sketch Book Project' at Austin Museum of Art
  www.amoa.org
823 Congress Avenue at 9th Street, Austin, Texas, United States.
 

13th March 2011
'The Sketchbook Project' at Spider House www.spiderhousecafe.com
2906 Fruth St, Austin, TX 78705, United States. 

30th March 2011 - 2nd April 2011
'The Sketch Book Project' at SPACE Gallery 
www.space538.org
538 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101, United States.

8th April 2011 - 9th April 2011
'The Sketch Book Project' at The Granite Room
  www.graniteroom.com
211 Peters Street, Castleberry Hill, Atlanta GA 30313, United States.
 

15th April 2011 - 16th April 2011
'The Sketchbook Project' at Hillyer Art Space www.artsandartists.org/hillyer.html
9 Hillyer Ct NW Washington, DC 20008, United States, April 15-16th 2011. 

28th April 2011 - 29th April 2011
'The Sketchbook Project' at Mercer Gallery at Monroe Community College
Building 12-114 North Atrium, 1000 East Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY 14623, United States.

10th June 2011 - 12th June 2011
'The Sketch Book Project' at Form/Space Atelier
  www.formspaceatelier.com
2407 1st Avenue, Seattle WA, United States.


16th June 2011 - 18th June 2011
'The Sketchbook Project' at Madrone Studios www.madronestudios.com
1417 15th Street, San Francisco, CA United States.

14th July 2011 - 17th July 2011
'The Sketch Book Project' at Hyde Park Arts Center 
 www.hydeparkart.org
5020 S. Cornell Avenue Chicago, IL 60615, United States.

29th July 2011 - 31st July 2011
'The Sketch Book Project' at Full Sail University
  www.fullsail.edu
3300 University Boulevard, Winter Park, Florida 32792, United States.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Tree at Sunset

'Tree at Sunset' by Jina Wallwork
The Painting Process: Tree at Sunset Part 1
Click here to view the video on youtube

The Painting Process : Tree at Sunset Part 2
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Sunday, February 6, 2011

The last two hundred years


200 Countries, 200 years, in four minutes.
Click here to view the video on youtube.

An amazing video that shows how life improves for the worlds inhabitants. It is an exciting video that shows how the world is headed into a wonderful future. It is a broad perspective that reveals the truth. The world is getting better everyday.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Expression


'Expression' by Jina Wallwork
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This video was created using xtrannormal

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

When Art Galleries Come to You

 'The Seated Demon' by Mikhail Vrubel

One of my favorite images has long been, the Seated Demon by Mikhail Vrubel. In a previous post I spoke about my reasons for loving this piece. Now you can view the image in detail using Google Art Project. You can also take a virtual tour of major galleries across the world. Click the link below to view the Seated Demon. http://www.googleartproject.com/museums/tretyakov/demon-sitting-191

I am amazed by the brilliance of Mikhail Vrubel. Below are some details of the amazing brushwork/ palette knife. There is such certainty and conviction within the strokes. It seems to contain a belief that it shouldn't be painted in any other way. In my eyes that is true; it is sheer magnificence. The images below were taken using Google Art Project.
www.googleartproject.com


Previous post about this painting: http://jinawallwork.blogspot.com/2010/01/seated-demon-by-mikhail-vrubel.html