June 25, 2001
Subject: go alma
Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2001 09:19:52 EDT
Being an Atheist Hispanic woman, I do not see a disrespectful image. I see women wanting respect. Respect for the artist having an image, and respect for the women not afraid to show their body. Growing up in a Catholic family, i can understand the passion for women wanting to move foward. To be proud of their body and above all to be proud of their "MIND". Thank you Alma.
Subject: Notre Dame
Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2001 08:52:55 -0500
From: Michael Carlisle <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "'email@example.com'" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
CC: "'email@example.com'" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
This is a short letter to let you know that
I support you in your work.I have become very intersted in religous art.I
find some work to be very liberating! Thoughout history artist have portrayed
the holy family in many ways.Michael Angelo painted naked angels all over
the celing to the Sistine Chapel.It was only afterwards that he had to cover
up most of the nudity.However, the alagory still remains! The main reason
that angels are portayed naked is because they are without sin! Another artist
that you may know is Nicolas Poussin. He painted very contraversal images
of the holy family.Leanordo de Vinci has some nice work also.The image of
Vergin de Guadalupe is it's self an alagory of art.I see it, but mosr people
do not.I would rather not tell any one. Let them discover it on there own.
Anyway keep up the good work I am pleased with
it. I hope you can disregard my spelling.May Gods blessing be with you!
Subject: (no subject)
Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2001 10:29:58 EDT
Eh..I can see why some people mightbe offended.
But u do have your right os self-expression.Especially as a Chicana. I know
what you're going thru since
I represented a teacher here in San Antonio
when she was sanctioned for using the book "Bless Me Ultima" in
one of her classes.
Where can I get a print?
Subject: art?free speech?
Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2001 12:49:31 -0700 (PDT)
From: jesse galvan <email@example.com>
Hi Alma, I read an article this morning about
your painting. I don't want to say that I found it offensive, but I didn't
like it. I don't consider it art, but yes it is your freedom of speech. I
have a cousin that lives there in California who is an artist and we've had
several discussions in the past about the definition of art, freedom of speech,
etc. I've always felt the lack of education is very harmful and too much education
if not used properly for the advancement of the whole is also a shame/abuse
of valuable time. If your intend in this painting was to get attention, then
you've done it. If your intend was in anger to the people that worship this
religious Virgin, then again, you've done it. In the article, the closing
apology was that 'you are a mexican' and thats your reasoning for this. I
honestly think that that its a shame that this is what you want to let other
people know that this is the best that you can do, because you are a mexican.
Consider taking this art to a museum in Mexico and lets catch their reaction.
Thank you, Jesse Galvan
Subject: Our Lady
Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2001 19:35:08 EDT
What's all the fuss? I teach both 1st year confirmation and am one the RCIA team at our Catholic Church here in SA, TX. Although I don't like some of the "art" out there, I do respect others views. Lighten up people! The depiction of "Our Lady" is your interpretation of how you see strong Latina types, and if your models are lesbeins, so what?. I mean here's one man that says YOU GO GIRL! Thanks Tony