Sunday, October 18, 2020

RELIGIOUS ART | NEWS OF WEEK -- Collecting Ai Weiwei

ALPHA OMEGA ARTS
By Gregory & Ernest Disney-Britton 
Greg Disney-Britton wearing a limited edition Ai Weiwei MASK - "Feishu," printed by hand at Ai's studio in Berlin. The cloth masks are not for medical use, nor are they even meant to be worn.
Friday was our grandson's 1st birthday, so we masked-up and headed to Cincinnati. We arrived armed with extra face masks and disinfect, plus a plan for 15-minutes of indoor birthday time. We arrived, and plans quickly fell apart. His mom won't mask-up. She brought the boy outside. We hugged and played, and somehow we unmasked too. It was the freest spirited time in months. How do we justify it? We can't, but in July, we bought one of Ai Weiwei's limited edition masks of the Chinese mythical free spirit, "Feishu," and Friday makes it our art of the week.
Ai Weiwei MASK : Feishu
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On May 27, 2020, Chinese artist and activist, Ai Weiwei, launched a series of face masks to support human rights and relief organizations in response to the COVID-19 health pandemic. the designs, which included a middle finger, sunflower seeds and mythical creatures.
The mask artworks became available on May 27 and sales continued through June 27.

Tru Daniel's first birthday, and first toy from his Indy granddads E & G
Image courtesy of our son, Kai Daniels, father of Tru Daniels