In the film The Cradle Will Rock, presented in the form of a Brecht theatre work by Tim Robbins, a group of men who influence the artistic trends of our society are discussing social realism, such as the works of Diego Rivera. They say something like "We can't have this kind of art around. We canít allow it to gain popularity. It reminds people that there are problems in the world related to economics, race, and social position. Let's kill it. Let's promote abstract art, because it doesn't say anything about these particular issues." And they do. That is true history folks, an authentic dialogue meticulously recorded influencing the arts for decades to come.
Bobbyís works Ė I read each new post several times Ė give us a view into this dimension of society. Iím happy that youíre here, Bobby, reminding us to have a social conscience, reminding us that not everyone has always had it good, and that some of us still donít. Your works remind me every day to look around and see what I can do to be useful to the Felixes of the world.