Thursday, December 18, 2014

Santa is weird

The Picasso paintings I saw at Transfigurations inspired me to paint this Santa.

8"x10"x0.5" acrylic on canvas
Does anyone else think Santa is weird? Just me?  I saw a blurb on Facebook where a mom was appealing to other parents to not give expensive presents "from Santa".  She didn't want poorer children to notice the inequality and think Santa gave them the shaft.   Hasn't this always been an issue?  And why not just skip the whole Santa story altogether?  Why are presents from a stranger better?

Bad Santa.  Why is this lap thing a traditional Christmas ritual?  gross for everyone.
Here's some more things that are unsavory:
  • Keeping a list of everyone separated into "bad" and "good" sounds like borderline personality disorder.   
remember this scene from Billy Madison?  maybe Santa is like this.

  • If I don't measure up, I receive a lump of coal at the end of the year, just to rub it in my face that I am a failure.   nice.  Only a crazy person would do this.

I guess it's just a part of our culture and it's what everybody does.  Like watching football and getting a 30 year mortgage.  I don't get it, but oh well I do weird stuff, too,  so whatever.

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