The Sochi Olympics and New Art: “Flamboyance”

The Sochi Winter Olympics are upon us – and not without controversy. Last summer, President Vladimir Putin endorsed and signed anti-gay legislation, and recent viral videos suggest that members of the Russian LGBT community are now living in an increasingly hostile environment.  Leading up to these Olympic Games, videos and reports have emerged highlighting detestable acts of animal cruelty…

New Art: Gerry’s Flamingo

I came into this year with an optimistic outlook – but between funerals, health scares in the family, frigid cold temperatures and snow, and a [so-far] failing fitness/health campaign – it’s been a little tough. In early January, there was concern that my Aunt Gerry may have had cancer [again], so I channeled my emotions…