Thursday, July 9, 2009

woman, man 6 (spirituality, adam and eve continued)

frank waaldijk, eve and adam separated by the roots of knowledge

eve and adam separated by the roots of knowledge (own work, 2009, 21 x 30 cm, mixed media on paper)

just to keep the blog rolling a bit, one of today's drawings. the colours not totally accurate, perhaps i should try my old canon, see if it captures the colours better [have done so now, it is indeed a bit better].

this separation of woman and man sometimes really bugs me. it even seems totally normal that people divide humanity in two, drawing a big `thou shalt not cross' line between men and women. whereas gender is to me just an attribute, which when unemphasized leaves women and men the same: human.

gender discrimination seems so deeply rooted, and works both ways (in spite of what is popular belief these days, namely that only the women are being discriminated against). to me it seems that we all lose from these mechanisms.

strangely enough, i also drew a picture of a pregnant woman today...don't know if this logically fits what i wrote above.

frank waaldijk, expecting woman

expecting woman (own work, 2009, 21 x 30 cm, mixed media on paper)

2 comments:

gregory said...
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frank waaldijk said...

well, just to be precise: i don't like advertising all that much. gregory's comment wasn't really a comment, it was 100% advertisement & promotion for his own book (`buy now' and similar texts appear on his website). don't use my blog for that please. if you have a real comment, then i'm ok with you leaving behind a link to where you come from.