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Dec 18, 2012

Montana Logging and Ballet Co.'s Gift to the Fallen

The gun lobby preys upon a childish fear that we will be overcome by our enemies. If you can buy a bigger gun you're safe from having to do any work to get along with people, which is the talent of mature adults. Lest we forget, civilization is the preferable alternative that we already chose to the previous 10,000 years of history. Do we need a time out?

In sad response to the Newtown massacre and reflecting the president's words, "You are not alone", we are offering to donate to a victim's fund all our proceeds from the sales of the new PBS documentary about our final concert, which is now available HERE.

That also applies to our "You are not alone" song, called Love is the Journey, for healing:  

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I'm a sculptor/filmmaker living in Montana, USA. I am using art to move the evolution of humanity forward into an increasingly responsive, inclusive and interactive culture. As globalization flattens peoples into a capitalist monoculture I hope to use my art to celebrate historical cultural differences and imagine how we can co-create a rich future together.

I see myself as an artist/philosopher laboring deep in the mines of joy. I've had a good long career of exhibiting work around the world and working on international outreach projects, most notably being the first American to be invited to present a one-person exhibit in the Hermitage Museum. Recently I have turned my attention from simply making metal sculpture to creating films and workshops for engaging communities directly, tinkering with the very ideas and mechanisms behind cultural transformation. I feel that as we face tragic world crises, if the human species favors our imaginative and creative capacities we can cultivate a rich world to enjoy.

For me the deepest satisfaction in making art comes in engaging people's real life concerns rather than providing simple entertainment or decoration. Areas of conflict or tension are particularly ripe for the kind of transformative power that art uniquely carries. I invite any kind of challenge that serves people on a deep level.