Thursday, March 20, 2008

Democratic National Convention

We have been chosen to display our installation at the Democratic National Convention! What an important venue for us! Perhaps the Democratic candidate for president will have been chosen by then, but perhaps not. In my view, there is at least one dramatic difference between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama: their attitude toward Iran. Obama has said that he is open to conversation with President Ahmadinejad. Clinton has said that with regard to Iran, "no option can be taken off the table," which presumably includes military action or even a nuclear strike on Teheran! If a candidate is to be chosen at the Democratic National Convention, I want the delegates to be able to see the humanity of the people of Iran.

Thursday, March 6, 2008


We have secured a spot at the Talladega Super Speedway for the Amp Energy 500 in October. Not a traditional venue for an art installation, I'm sure! But we wish to reach out to our audience, wherever they may be. What better way to reach a potential audience of more than 100,000 people!

Perhaps I'm a little ignorant about certain elements of American culture. When I say that we will be showing portraits of Iranians at a NASCAR event, the most common response seems to be that I must be very foolish! Perhaps I am naive, but I hope that all Americans would be interested to lay eyes on their counterparts in Iran.