It's in our hands If you go to the cave where Jesus was buried there's a sign inside, in 24 different languages, saying "DO NOT ROLL THE STONE AWAY". And with maximum all-seeing omnipresent irony, I counted 6 CCTV cameras. It gives the impression that maybe there are too many people. Okay, there's only 70 billion of us, or 8 billion, or 12 billion by next Tuesday, or whatever the number is supposed to be. But maybe that "go forth and multiply" thing has been done more avidly than "don't be an ass to your neighbour." Wednesday afternoon I renovated this Fist sculpture with an amazing brilliant friend at Nomadic Community Gardens. The idea of painting it in cave art and alien hands is from a notion of friendship. The Fist was always about solidarity. Sprayed alien hands, as well as cave art homo sapiens hands, because sometimes i feel like an alien trying to fit in and not be seen as an intruder, and I figured that most of us often feel the same underneath. The Fist was originally made of earth and still is. It got sprayed before by others, red on top of its earthiness (but only sprayed on the front). Like defensive separation: a front layer over substance. Maybe there are too many people, and bossy signage and power displays are reasonablr. Or maybe we can share. Hands come together.. . Fistbumps, hi5s, shakes, prayers, holding spraycans, making pots, touching ground, rolling, clinking glasses and crashing tins, and pulling ropes to raise our hopes.
It's in our hands.
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