I personally don’t care too much about the art scene and art types. In fact more often than not I find a lot of it to be a bunch of bullshit and of very little importance. That said I would never discourage someone from exploring their creative side,perhaps surprisingly I actively support it.
The news of the death of Gilbert Baker who is credited with creating the “rainbow flag” is currently trending in many places and I find it quite the yawner. Although I respect a person especially a homosexual felt moved to explore various media to capture some symbolism. Is this such a great contribution to society? I don’t think so.
The flag btw allegedly “means” the following:
- Pink – sexuality
- Red – life
- Orange – healing
- Yellow- sunlight
- Green – nature
- Turquoise – art
- Indigo – harmony
- Violet – human spirit
I find it hard to imagine a random selection of any given population grouping would produce the knowledge the above was ever known. The fact that the flag has been co-opted as most symbols experience is without credible argument. That the rainbow motif has been used for other reasons not the least two very non-gay reasons (US Army,Catholic Church) also speaks to a total lack of integrity and originalism in the “artwork”.