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"Who's Building the Guggenheim in Abu Dhabi?

“Who’s Building the Guggenheim in Abu Dhabi?

From the website: “We are a coalition of international artists working to ensure that migrant worker rights are protected during the construction and maintenance of the Guggenheim’s new branch museum on Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Artists should not be asked to exhibit their work in buildings built on the backs of exploited workers....
"Green Light" from Collective Magpie

“Green Light” from Collective Magpie

Lakoff Petition

Lakoff Petition

The California Democracy Act, a non-partisan constitutional amendment authored by UC Berkeley Professor George Lakoff, consists in its entirety of a mere 14 words: “All legislative actions on revenue and budget must be determined by a majority vote.” California is one of the only states in the nation to constitutionally give a 34 percent minority...

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      We all have a lot of things laying around.  Detritus is an attempt to reexamine those utilitarian objects that are often used and simultaneously overlooked.  The table holds twenty palm sized everyday objects carved out of marble.   This piece was completed in 2005. –David  http://www.davidwhitework.com/

Tables for a Vegan Restaurant

These tables were commissioned by the restaurant for an outdoor patio on which food would be grown that patrons could “harvest” themselves for the chef to prepare.  The tables are made of concrete, redwood and copper hardware recycled from a cooling tower at a steel mill in cleveland that was scheduled to be demolished.  Not...