posted on Nov, 24 2007 @ 06:18 PM
As an artist myself this makes me seething mad to my very core! Art is meant to not only be nice to look at and experience but also to 'say
something' and touch our feelings and emotional state in some way. Its prety safe to say that this artist has certainly done that eh?
This "Ambassador" is WAY out of line, you cannot dictate to people from another religion or country what they can and can't produce as art or see
(providing it is within that countries laws of course.) As a previous poster said, if he was so damn offended then dont look at it! Or is he
concerned that it will somehow bring down the wrath of allah on the entire population of the muslims living in Mexico?
Art is at its very best when it challenges our preconceptions in my oppinion, personally I'd be proud to have produced something that nearly caused
an international incident. As it means it has had an effect...its 'mattered' more than just being something nice to look at.
I wouldn't dream of trying to tell someone in another country, or from another race, religion or colour what to think and do. Sure as god made
little apples, if I can live with stuff that may offend me every dayof my life, then so can others.