Photographer & Artist:
Leslie Ann O’Dell
"L i t h i u m.."
“We fled to the Philippines, which was under American occupation at the time. But it wasn’t long before the Japanese took over the islands. We were living in Manila, and when the Japanese occupied the city, they began to teach us to read and write Japanese. When the Americans came to retake the city, they invaded from the north, and the Japanese blew up the bridges and barricaded themselves in the southern part of the city where we lived. Shells were falling all around us, because the Japanese had stationed a gun encampment across from our house. One morning, we decided to make a run for the hospital, so that we could put ourselves under the protection of the Red Cross. Our neighbors were running in front of us, pushing their belongings on a pushcart, when they stepped on a land mine and the whole family was killed. We kept running, but when we got to the main street, there was a checkpoint and we weren’t allowed to cross. So we hid beneath a house, and soon we were discovered by Japanese soldiers. They lined us all up against the wall to be executed. We begged and begged and begged for our lives. They finally allowed my mother and the children to step aside, but they told my father to stay. My mother dropped to her knees and asked the Japanese commander to imagine it was his family. And he finally let all of us go.”
Releasing in about 7 minutes (10AM PST, July 29th 2014) from Thinkspace Gallery is a brand new Audrey Kawasaki print, “Ponderer.” The print is a limited edition of 250 and each hand signed and numbered edition will be priced at $250. This print will surely go quickly (sure do wish I could grab one). Get it here (it will show up after 10 AM PST). Best of luck to all of you!
half indica half sativa blunts and trader joes mac-n-dank-n-cheese for dinner tonight
;) “baked” mac-n-cheese
I posted this because it is a racy joke. I have a few thoughts on the matter, that are medically based. How far along is the woman, etc… There are variables to consider in my opinion.
My stance on this issue is pro-life. There are a few exceptions of course, but I’m pretty solid on this. I could preach. I won’t.
Robert Bowen’s (Featured) creative mechanical, often otherworldly insects and various creatures will be on full display in his upcoming solo show, “Blasphemous Nature" which opens at Fifty 24PDX Gallery in Portland, Oregon on Thursday, August 7th. I’ve had a few chances to see Bowen’s work in person and it’s always a great adventure to look at as not only are the paintings beautiful but they really fill your mind with what-if’s.