Sunday, July 8, 2012

H.C Andersen breast cancer awareness statue by Jens Galschiøt

H.C Andersen in a Queer Time - Jens Galschiøt
It's no secret that I like art that makes people see red, or as in this case pink. This time it's Danish artist Jens Galschiøt that's under fire because of the statue he made for the Pink Cup golf tournament in Odense, Denmark. The Pink Cup is a tournament that draws attention to breast cancer and I personally think that Mr Andersen's pink breasts does that brilliantly. However, there are those who don't like the nudity as well as those who think that Mr Andersen looks bisexual (sic).

The issue of breast cancer is something that's close to Jens Galschiøt's heart since his mother died from breast cancer, and he's donate the statue for free to the cause.

When asked what H.C Andersen would have acted today Jens Galschiøt replies:
"It's hard to say if Andersen was gay, but he was very feminine, and how he would have acted today is a fun and interesting question to ask.
(Source: one, two and three in Danish.)

Thursday, July 5, 2012


My husband moves around with the amazing speed of a tortoise, on a good day. After walking in to the wall last year I'm not much faster, though I do have sudden outbursts of activity now and then. One such outburst happened the other day when I started cleaning the garage.

 ... I shouldn't have done that. Well, I should have, but I wish I could claim ignorance and ignore what I found. A leak in one corner that has been there for a good while, it's been years since I saw that corner last. Mould on, and in, the boxes that we had there and a smell that kinda says it all. We have to tear down the wall linings and probably much of the wall too.

By "we" I mean "I". My husband can't go into the garage, at best he can come and visit by standing out side looking in. Maybe. This will take me months to go through and fix and I'm tired from simply thinking about it. Insurance? Probably not. My father did an improvised "fix it" thing on the garage many years ago and the insurance won't cover it if it's his "fix it" that caused it. =/