for August

I couldn't let the month slip by without posting on here, so here I go!   I'd like to start big and work my way down, financial systems that have grown their way into everyone's lives to begin with.  I'm not in opposition of innovation, modernism, or progress, but I belive there must eventually be a point of perfection.   The issue in today's time is the need for new everything and increasingly more immediate in being created.  I like to enjoy something unique forever if it lasts,  but there is a need to replace many of these things just to be successful.  Rich are rich because of everyone collectively valuing the contributions rich people have made,  I feel this should be temporary gratification and more reciprocal with those who bring them fortune.  In reality billionaires grow further through time as populations perpetually consume what they've created.   This is an impossible trap to escape for most, the mere idea of paradise is for wealthy to enjoy when they see fit to.   We value less of one another as currency holds tremendous value in the case of survival, comfort, and maintaining success with independence doing so.   We are unfortunately interdependent at all times of our life, people around us matter most for how far we go, how happily we do so and what's asked of us in return.   Travel has been the secret to increasing satisfaction, by seeking outside our comfort zones for more knowledge, resources and manners of using others for the benefit of our success.  Humanity holds the highest power with secrecy, allowing few to obtain populous controlling abilities and basing the need of this on maintaining civility.  All the while we all equally need skills for agricultural independence.  As each group is hated or segregated, the prejudice becomes an unnatural change to the way we're meant to live.   Imagine natives to lands of present day hunters and gatherers reach an industrialized city and develop a visual language to describe the way life is organized to what appears as extremes.   The anthropological study would appear so unusual in appearance, how we make life increasingly disconnected from nature, in favor of reproducing quality life by valuing the monetary systems that need updating.   Legality of mass murderers who are allowed life, based on modern, ever changing systems that will allow anything crude to thrive in its environment.  Growth of populations should not appear as an obstacle for rich people especially, but there should be new rules for redistribution of wealth.  We grow and learn to desensitize ourselves for the good of those who come after us, but we can't afford to ignore the crippling effects of endless ignorant robbing of human work and natural resources.  I'm proud to have the chance to paint or communicate to many my feelings, this mere ability is rewarding enough. 

 from 40th Street bridge, before art all night in Pittsburgh. 

from 40th Street bridge, before art all night in Pittsburgh.