July 14, 2003
Here's an interesting post on sadistic "artists" doing things that would get an ordinary "non-artist" person arrested or beaten up. I have nothing to add to it; it's too well-written. (I don't know, though, that "misanthropes" is really a proper designation for these people, since they need to have other human beings to do their dirty work on. A true misanthrope wouldn't be able to stand the presence of another human being long enough to torture him.)
(Via Dean Esmay.)
Posted by Andrea Harris at July 14, 2003 12:04 PM
Oh, I dunno. I consider the presence of another human being as an opportunity -- not only to enjoy myself, but to teach the other a valuable lesson about entering my presence uninvited.
I find the story perticularly disturbing because I must admit that the art does have value. While the cost in human suffering involved in creating each piece, I think, is too high to pay, it's still a powerful message. The fact that there is artistic merit to be found in what this man does only adds to my horror and revultion at the whole thing.