Today I posted on Facebook for the first time in a long time. I was reading comment after comment, post after post and thought to myself, “it’s bigger than a Facebook trend… It’s more important than a status update… It’s critical to how this planet and ALL of us will survive… And I can’t just sit here and lose count of how many “Friends” are feeling strong enough to share, let alone wonder about how many don’t.” And so… #MeThree
This is what I wrote:
As an adult male, with a solid upbringing, memories too countless to recall, and numerous character flaws (just like everybody else), I can easily say that not only have I seen things, but more than likely been responsible for some on some level.
We learn as we go (hopefully), I'm sure I have offended and acted inappropriately in the past.
This raw and unnerving Social Media exploration and cultural outcry doesn't really shock me... which in itself is sad and wrong. But hopefully with the support of the real men, and women we can all move towards change... education... prevention.
I write this post in support of all of us - Every single one of us.
The #MeToo people... the #MeThree group, who know they have grown up...
And the rest... when you join hands with the rest of us, we can all start to concentrate on the power and resiliency that love and respect will create.
This decomposing structure at Hunters Point Shipyard has so many intricate lines overlapping and intertwined exposing itself and it’s deep history. I thought it lined up perfectly with one of my new paper tapestries. I worked at the Shipyard when we first moved to SF. I worked for the lovely and amazingly talented Lorna Kollmeyer, restoring ornamental plaster just a few feet from this building. #thelifeofabuilding#paperquilts#mixedmediart#artistsoninstagram#openstudios#plastergoddess#whereitallbegan @yosemiteplaceartists @reneedecarloart @reneedjohnson @hunterspointshipyardartists