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2014-01-10 07:04:22 PM  
i.huffpost.com

Is this Shia LaBeouf?
 
2014-01-10 07:19:12 PM  

Ant: I am not my thoughts?
I am not my character?
If you're not either one of those things, WTF are you?


I am not responsible for my own actions.
 
2014-01-10 07:26:19 PM  

ransack.: [i.huffpost.com image 300x199]

Is this Shia LaBeouf?


i was thinking more Parker Schnabel from Gold Rush.
 
2014-01-10 07:27:05 PM  
Headline is redundant.
 
2014-01-10 07:34:10 PM  
The guy with the amputation is an amazing tattoo artist! He's ones on both my husband and I. I know people get a little jittery getting inked by a guy with one arm but he his fantastic. The essay he wrote for this was really inspiring.
 
2014-01-10 07:43:03 PM  

Matrix Flavored Wasabi: [i.huffpost.com image 850x566]

Michael Franti?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8y1HFzNE-4
 
2014-01-10 07:49:10 PM  

meow said the dog: One of these things has not the same likeness as the others who have the picturement. One of these things does not supply the belonging.


You know, I'm teaching myself German (*trying* to teach myself German, I should say), and I've gotten pretty good at reading it, but your stuff still puzzles me sometimes.

Keep up the good work!
 
2014-01-10 07:51:04 PM  

bhcompy: [blogs.westword.com image 850x566]

This seems to offend everyone

/but me, I love it.  I want it on my front lawn


I don't know what that is, but I'm offended by the horse's ribs showing.
 
2014-01-10 08:04:35 PM  

Matrix Flavored Wasabi: [i.huffpost.com image 850x566]

Michael Franti?


I'm confused by the "The Child Nobody Wanted" guy. Obviously, if you were adopted, your adoptive parents wanted you. Your birth parents might not have wanted you (who knows the circumstances that made keeping you impossible for them), but your adoptive parents obviously did or they wouldn't have adopted you. So, the "Nobody" bit is completely untrue.

In fact, you might consider yourself even MORE wanted, because your adoptive parents saw what you looked like, maybe even got to know you, and STILL wanted to adopt you. Birth parents don't get that luxury.
 
2014-01-10 08:35:33 PM  
Oh, and for the record, I'd give the redhead reasons to be okay with her body, if you know what I mean.... ;)
 
2014-01-10 08:48:09 PM  
Some of the people art pretty cool, especially the little old lady.  The "artist" is a schmuck.

Fark post-modernism.  Lame, simpering cult of the victim.

/But I don't always pass the sociopath screening tests, and I am good with this.
 
2014-01-10 08:50:46 PM  
I'm not offended, but I'm kind of bored by it. Art, meh.
 
2014-01-10 09:01:20 PM  
Dangit someone else beat me and used the word "lame."
 
2014-01-10 09:17:17 PM  

walktoanarcade: Dangit someone else beat me and used the word "lame."


Sorry,  brah.  No hard feelings?
 
2014-01-10 09:20:24 PM  
/Project's page doesn't mention "Art".


Welcome to Fark's Arts Discussion Club


2.bp.blogspot.com


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2014-01-10 09:42:43 PM  

James10952001: I'm not offended, but I'm kind of bored by it. Art, meh.


i went roaming for a bit on the actual project website...  all things considered it seems more a sociology project than an art project, aside from the pictures providing a contrast... what's written on them is what THEY see in the dark places, but the portrait shows so much more in full color...  and i say sociology/psychology (whichever is more appropriate i guess) because it does seem to be about encouraging people to confront/open up about/let go of/etc. the stuff they've got stuffed away somewhere.  that's why the essays are such a bonus to the pictures... i'm guessing a lot of these people are taking a first step by doing this, which hopefully will end up with them beating their insecurities...
 
2014-01-10 09:44:50 PM  

silvervial: Matrix Flavored Wasabi: [i.huffpost.com image 850x566]

Michael Franti?

I'm confused by the "The Child Nobody Wanted" guy. Obviously, if you were adopted, your adoptive parents wanted you. Your birth parents might not have wanted you (who knows the circumstances that made keeping you impossible for them), but your adoptive parents obviously did or they wouldn't have adopted you. So, the "Nobody" bit is completely untrue.

In fact, you might consider yourself even MORE wanted, because your adoptive parents saw what you looked like, maybe even got to know you, and STILL wanted to adopt you. Birth parents don't get that luxury.


I think that's the point, at least with some of these: that our own perceptions (especially negative ones) are often irrational. He FEELS like nobody wants him because the two who should most want him gave him up. It's not even, necessarily, that THEY didn't want him. It just feels like they didn't. In his case, his mom gave him up because she was afraid her white family wouldn't accept him because he's mixed race. It turns out that he turned out ok dr
 
2014-01-10 09:53:27 PM  

LewDux: /Project's page doesn't mention "Art".


Welcome to Fark's Arts Discussion Club
[2.bp.blogspot.com image 400x319]
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Franzetta?  He's awesome!
 
2014-01-10 10:35:25 PM  
Dear old lady with "Hitler" on your middle finger,

I love you so very, very much and wish I could be your grandson. I would write, visit on holidays, and wear your presents, because you are so incredibly cool.
 
2014-01-10 10:47:58 PM  

James10952001: I'm not offended, but I'm kind of bored by it. Art, meh.


That's not art. That's an after school special...only, more so.

/I wanna see one with the artist: "I am not my lack of moral imagination."
 
2014-01-10 10:55:19 PM  
granitegrok.com

I am not Herbert
 
2014-01-10 11:08:35 PM  
I assumed more people would find the "murderer/I am not my abortion" picture and story provocative.
 
2014-01-11 01:51:41 AM  

wellreadneck: I assumed more people would find the "murderer/I am not my abortion" picture and story provocative.


Of course not, the baby died when she aborted it and she's still alive.
 
2014-01-11 02:04:10 AM  
I'm more amazed we didn't get any "AND YOU'RE STILL A MAN!" bullcrap.
 
2014-01-11 02:23:31 AM  

grumpfuff: I'm more amazed we didn't get any "AND YOU'RE STILL A MAN!" bullcrap.


Progress. Slowly but surely. :)
 
2014-01-11 03:05:41 AM  

silvervial: Matrix Flavored Wasabi: [i.huffpost.com image 850x566]

Michael Franti?

I'm confused by the "The Child Nobody Wanted" guy. Obviously, if you were adopted, your adoptive parents wanted you. Your birth parents might not have wanted you (who knows the circumstances that made keeping you impossible for them), but your adoptive parents obviously did or they wouldn't have adopted you. So, the "Nobody" bit is completely untrue.

In fact, you might consider yourself even MORE wanted, because your adoptive parents saw what you looked like, maybe even got to know you, and STILL wanted to adopt you. Birth parents don't get that luxury.


I had the same initial reaction as you. But maybe it's from a sheltered perspective.

Not all kids who are adopted are "put up" for adoption, smooth and simple. Plenty of drugged out or mentally ill people keep their kids despite being resentful, unloving, and openly hostile to them. When social services takes a kid from parents who are either unable or unwilling to provide care, their first step is to search among relatives for someone who can take the child in. Suppose that the child is old enough to remember that process, their case worker going door to door among aunts and uncles. Nobody is interested, or nobody is able. Then it's foster care, maybe for years, then adoption outside of the family. Hopefully it works out the first time. Often it doesn't, for a variety of reasons. In a case like that, even if the child IS adopted they will always carry with them that experience of being the child nobody wanted. Being wanted and welcomed later isn't going to erase those years.
 
2014-01-11 03:15:58 AM  
NaCSB (& slightly off topic): My Husband was 5 years old when his aunt gave up her 2-1/2 year old daughter in a closed adoption to strangers. The aunt had gotten a divorce earlier that year. One weekend she went to her parents and said, "Do you want this kid?" and they said, "No, you raise her, she's yours." not thinking much of it. The next weekend... no more kid. *Poof.* Gone. All legal and irrevocable. It was/is a pretty close extended family, so he had played with her and everything. That event scared the CRAP out of him.
 
2014-01-11 09:20:47 AM  

E5bie: NaCSB (& slightly off topic): My Husband was 5 years old when his aunt gave up her 2-1/2 year old daughter in a closed adoption to strangers. The aunt had gotten a divorce earlier that year. One weekend she went to her parents and said, "Do you want this kid?" and they said, "No, you raise her, she's yours." not thinking much of it. The next weekend... no more kid. *Poof.* Gone. All legal and irrevocable. It was/is a pretty close extended family, so he had played with her and everything. That event scared the CRAP out of him.


I bet he listened to his parents after that!
 
2014-01-11 09:37:28 AM  
Way too obvious and way too been done many time.  I am pretty sure there are some commercials that have done this.  Why is the mediocre getting so much advertising as brilliant?
 
2014-01-11 10:12:46 AM  
That is definitely Shia LaBeouf in the Even Stevens era. That explains the label. And the "character" thing. I know Shia when I see him. I don't care if nobody backs me up. It's Shia. I see you, Shia! Nobody else on the internet recognizes you! But I do!

This also means this project has been going on for over a decade.
 
2014-01-11 10:14:21 AM  
OR... they shopped that onto Shia's hand from an old publicity photo and this whole thing is a scam.

SHIA IS THE KEY
 
2014-01-11 01:00:43 PM  

tennyson: [i.huffpost.com image 850x566]
"I am not my character"

Uh... yes you are. You ARE a dork. Get used to it.

Eventually, you'll get out of high school and being a dork won't be quite so big an issue. You'll even find girls who like you despite (or maybe even because of) being a dork. You'll gradually find ways to be a bit less awkward, but you're always going to feel like a dork. It's who you are.


....and you're gonna make a shiat-ton more money than those douchebags who end up as "contractors." But hey, at least they have a big ol truck to make them feel better.
Dorks rule.
 
2014-01-11 02:42:28 PM  

silvervial: bhcompy: [blogs.westword.com image 850x566]

This seems to offend everyone

/but me, I love it.  I want it on my front lawn

I don't know what that is, but I'm offended by the horse's ribs showing.


Public art guarding the entrance to Denver International Airport.  It killed its creator when it was finished by crushing him.
 
2014-01-11 04:05:14 PM  
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