Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The Human Zoo

Outrage over 'human zoo' on Indian islands
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Howard Finster's artwork
The headline of this article stood out to me because I did a piece back in high school titled the "The Human Zoo" based on Howard Finster's artistic folk art style. My piece was based upon my belief that humans are still primal in their nature. In our history we have enslaved and demeaned people based upon gender and race. Yet, we considered ourselves just, civilized and intelligent beings.

Even today some try to hold others in a metaphorical cage based on sexuality, religion, and lifestyle choices.

If I can find the piece (which wasn't anything spectacular), I'll post it later. I later wrote a song of the same name.

-wdsiemer ii

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