"They Young Family"
The Young Family (2002-3) presents a transgenic creature. The inspiration behind this work is the expectation that we have of growing human organs in other species, especially pigs. Rather than make a didactic image that argues for or against these technologies, I want to address the reality of these possible creatures in a very compassionate way. The question I raise, that I am interested in, relates to the distinction between human and animal characteristics: Not so much her humanity, but the ‘animalness’ in us. Genetically, we share traits with her, but also we share the fundamental trait of looking after offspring. I am interested in the kinds of ways that we look at the many ethical issues that surround medical technologies. There are two kinds of people who are thinking about these issues; those who are objective observers, and those that are actually affected by the issues, such as somebody who has a family member who is affected by a disease. These two viewpoints are often very different. It is impossible to be objective about these issues when you are emotionally involved, but I don’t think that is a bad thing. These are not simple issues with easy answers: It is one thing to talk about an idea and another to be confronted by the emotional reality of a creature, and yet another to be in need of what that creature might provide.
its been a while tumblr! probably because i JUST got internet at my apartment -_- i swear its been such a shit show, but its finally all coming together :) i swear, despite all the shit i go through, everything ALWAYS does work out and i really fear the day it just doesnt :/ i mean, people have it much worse but i worked really hard to get where im at and i deserve it! if it werent for my friends and family, i really dont know where i would be. oh, and of course the boyfriend; who is an angel in disguise for being able to deal with my ass! anyway, time to snuggle with my kids and doze off the good ol’ eric church <3
Is insane! I’ve been busy literally every weekend!! On top of every day it’s non stop and I think it’s causing me to get sick :/ I need to be 110% ready for Boston, I doubt my liver will handle that trip haha but I have high hopes, I’ve trained it well ;) besides, Amanda’s wedding will be top shelf open bar all night, John and I will be the most fucked and definitely be prepared for Boston after this wedding :D It feels so weird to be on tumblr I feel like I’m rarely even on anything anymore other than instagram, this is my getting old :(
I stress a lot. I over think. I over analyze. I really need a chill pill. All this over stimulation, really paid off though. Seriously. I have an incredible job, fabulous apartment, and am remarkably lucky to have the most incredible boyfriend who makes my heart glow. Things always work themselves out for me, and I really don’t know why but, its a great thing :)
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Taken with instagram
Graduation <3 (Taken with instagram)
it feels so good to be back in Jers honestly, graduating tomorrow, celebrating at Hemms :)
Tulip babe (Taken with instagram)
Mass removal on a bird (Taken with instagram)
Wooop! (Taken with instagram)
It’s truly amazing…
How someone you don’t really know, can have you completely figured out, and understand you completely. Someone who has figured you out the way no one else has, even people you’ve been in long committed relationships with. It scares me to know this person is everything I’ve ever looked for in someone. I really don’t want this to get fucked up, so for once in my life, I’m taking this slow and letting things happen, instead of trying to make everything go perfectly.
You know you’re pathetic when…
…the only reason you cry is because you miss your best friend. #grownupproblems
:) 21 (Taken with instagram)