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Mugshot Monday 3.3.2014

Mugshot Monday with Justin Rothshank

Yesterday was Dr. Suess's birthday!  In an effort to commemorate both the beloved Dr. Suess and Mugshot Monday, we have chosen this Justin Rothshank Lorax mug.

There are two important reminders tucked into this one simple and fanciful handmade mug...

First, as an artist Mr. Rothshank states "We believe that artwork and creativity are a catalyst for social change and economic improvement as well as enhancing everyday lives with beauty. Art gives a voice to the voiceless, enables self understanding, and provides a window into other cultures.

Second, Dr. Suess created a realm with words and images that almost anyone can recognize.  Even as adults, we have come to treasure his fanciful works because they are simply FUN.  Dr. Suess gave us a gift when he presented the world with The Lorax, or Whoville, or The Cat in the Hat.  That gift was not just amusing characters in colorful and imaginative settings, but transformative joy.  

The takeaway message is simple.  Creating artwork, whatever the medium may be, is an opportunity to shape the world from your point of view.  And don't forget to have fun along the way.

For more information on Justin Rothshank's work, check out his website at www.rothshank.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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