Summer 2009 Mike Art

Neda Agha-Soltan inspires the world with her sacrifice for a better Iran, and a better world. It is shameful that a sniper took her life. No one has claimed responsibility, but the two main suspects are the Basiji and The People's Mujahedin Organization of Iran, or PMOI, a terror group inside Iran, that may have used the uprising for its own ends. Whatever the case, hopefully the truth will come out, but we do know the elections were fraught with corruption and that government goons have terrorized the protesters.

Dadoomba is my first Plutonian of the summer. I like drawing bizarre characters sometimes. It is a good way to refresh the mind. If you always think about doom and gloom, what is the point of living? So those of you who frown upon my Plutonians, angels, devils, songs, comics, Neptunians, et cetera, may I suggest you get a life? A little levity lightens the load of living. Ever hear that one? Now you have.

The Queen of Sedna is the first Sednan I've ever drawn. Sedna is 3X as far from The Sun as Neptune, and the farthest dwarf planet from The Sun for most of its orbit. The little yellow dot to her upper left (our right) is The Sun. The Sun is a yellow dwarf, by the way, so if you wear purple sunglasses, you see colors a lot more true in a way. I lost mine, though.....

Haumean Dude is my first dude from Haumea, a planet past the ninth planet, Pluto. I will try to draw beings from all the planets as a public service. When you say Pluto is not a planet and call it a plutoid or a dwarf planet, you are robbing Clyde Tombaugh of his discovery. He died with his discovery as a planet. Then, with his widow still alive she has to see her husband's greatest public feat sullied by 424 people voting out of the 10,000 members of the IAU. Is that right? No. Hopefully, this August, when the International Astronomical Union meets in Rio, it will set things right and make a new definition of a planet that includes Pluto, Eris, Haumea, Sedna, and even Ceres.

"Emilie Bunny" is a performance art charactor of NYC artist Emilie Lemakis. You can google Emilie and find her webpage. I will add a link, too, in the links section. She once took photos of me as a bunny wabbit. You can find those photos in the "Other U-R Artists" section if you know how to work a left navigation bar.

"WTC 2009" is a heart-felt tribute to the World Trade Center. If you look at the artwork closely, you might find more than you bargained for. It looks even better bigger, so don't be afraid to ask for a high-quality, frameable print of any of my digital art. I have works on paper, too.

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