So it was pointed out to me that I no longer have the email addy to reach me posted on the site.
I think that more or less takes care of that little problem.
The image, though, brings up another thing for me to spend a few words on.
I love silhouette imagery. I always have, and never really worried too much about why. It appeals to me, and so muchof it tends to be bucolic and idealized, but also it is something I enjoy to look at on a purely aesthetic level.
I tend to collect it — on the computer that I am typing this on, there are over 8,000 varied images that are all silhouette style, and that appeal in that way.
And this is brought up because one of my ongoing concerns is the lack of art by trans people, but especially the lack of art that might appeal to the mainsteam viewer, while still hallenging their ideas about things.
Just because it comes from a trans person doesn’t make it good art — and while coming from a trans person can limit the accessibility to mainstream venues, it doesn’t mean that art by trans people needs to be outside the realm of mainstream ability to appreciate it.
Hacks are imprtant — they might not stretch the boundaries, but they fill needs and they do good stuff.
Raymond Chandler was a hack. WHo changed a genre and is only closely approached by two other self admitted hacks: Phillip K Dick ad Edgar Rice Burroughs.
If you don’t know who those people are, do some googling.
THen do some reading.
And then realize how they have had a hell of a lot more impact on your life than Leo Tolstoy has…