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Amateur Art

Amateur: 1) a person who engages in a pursuit on an unpaid basis. 2) a person considered contemptibly inept at a particular activity: that bunch of stumbling amateurs. What an ungenerous pair of definitions. You know, it really describes me quite well. It probably describes you pretty well, too. “Engaging in a pursuit on an unpaid basis” is the defining life-way for us Millennials. Let’s put it this way: Neither the economy… Continue reading Amateur Art

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Decolonial environmentalism

Though it is rarely invoked in popular debates about environmental justice and sustainability, the concept of “decolonial environmentalism” is powerfully reflected in what is happening, and could happen, in artistic and activist circles all over the world. My intention in this article is to share what I understand by decolonial environmentalism, in the hopes that it might at… Continue reading Decolonial environmentalism