Blog Post 1: Introduction

As many of you know, and for those that don’t, I am a visual artist. I do a variety of work in a variety of mediums. I paint, draw, sculpt, photograph, etc. I am also, however, to some degree a writer. I do not write for the enjoyment, rather I believe that, like every other human being, that my point of view and opinions are important and relevant. That being said I intend to start writing a blog post a week about my beliefs and interpretation of current events.

I hope that this will illuminate some of my ideals as well as explain my motivation for some of my visual art. My art is highly intwined with the LGBT community and the issue of equality regardless of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnic background, race, religion, etc. That being said most of my writing will be over the topic of equality versus inequality in a variety of areas.

In this digital age where civil discourse is no longer welcome, and everyone must be “right,” I must write a disclaimer saying that I do not intend to offend anyone with these posts. They are solely my opinions and should be received as such. The things that I will discuss here are largely meant to bring another perspective to the table. I am not writing to persuade you or tell you that you are wrong in your beliefs and interpretations, merely to make you think and challenge that which you think that you already know.

I welcome criticism and civil discourse. Also, if there is a topic that you think that I should cover please feel free to email me or comment on one of my posts.

Dillon Chapman