Thursday, March 22, 2012

Cellular Structure

Cellular Structure
Copyright 1999  Addie Hirschten
Oil on Wood
24" x 24"

Society does not tend to encourage people to tell the truth. Society in general is interested in sustaining itself and that includes whatever fictions, facades or hypocrisies it needs to sustain itself. That imparts stability but at the same time if you go with that you never get improvements, corrections of injustices and so on. You need the words of the rebels, the artists, the people who will not accept reality as it is presented. You need both forces for civilization.
-David Cronenberg, Recorded on Fresh Air

4 comments:

  1. I love that he says we need both forces for civilization. So often we miss that, and tend to vilify each other rather than recognizing each other's strengths and working together. Thanks for posting!

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