Mister Jablow’s art is the best type of provocative. It forces one to reconsider preconceived notions, mostly about morality and cultural norms.
My favorite example of his work is:
Innocuous enough, until he takes it in a wondrously detailed direction:
Whether his work is a commentary on society, or simply a jab at things commonly thought of as banal, it serves the viewer a helping of introspection, and in doing so pointedly wets one’s appetite for more.
asa kue niuahi amahilo uampe pala ehe tomepak pa’e motohue
life like garden-DIM time-DIM-PL perfect can.be but preserve-ABIL-NEG except.for memory-LOC
ke kanyom yauapatlek uahe yauam kanyopatlek tamaha
O question-PL answer-ABIL-REL-NEG instead.of answer-PL question-ABIL-REL-NEG good-AUG
Better to have unanswerable questions than unquestionable answers.
This is a paraphrase of a Richard Feynman quote.
Don’t give into the temptation to battle wits with an unarmed buffoon.
To anyone that follows this blog, I sincerely apologize for my lack of writing over the last three weeks. I attended a family reunion and started a new job. Those are not meant as excuses, but reasons. My internet access has been minimal and spotty. I assure you, in the weeks and months to come there will be plenty more Kala, poetry, and political ramblings for you to enjoy/ignore/disagree with.
PS: In the meantime, enjoy this:
Let’s stop arguing over knives and guns,
Let’s focus on loving our daughters and sons.
tla ke yanonketle kapya yatli tla ke yesa tloyatli
4sg O avoid-NEG-REL accept if.X.then.Y 4sg O peace discover-FUT
In accepting the inevitable, one finds peace. – Tuvok, VOY: “Once Upon a Time”
NB: tla, the 4th person singular is often used as an impersonal pronoun, or generic antecedent.