The David Bowie Paper Doll Claudia Varosio claudiavarosio.etsy.com
Although I never played with dolls, I've found making paper dolls for politicians, historical figures, celebrities, despots, radio talk show hosts very cathartic.
Listening to the news lately, you would think that the separation of church and state was a new and pressing issue, as if Thomas Jefferson hadn't made the importance of separation of church and state clear in his letter to the Danbury Baptists, or that it wasn't clearly and emphatically stated in the 1st Amendment.
The Crusades, the Spanish Inquisition, the Thirty Years War are chilling examples of why church and state just don't mix so well.
Although JFK's speech on religion, might make some throw up in their mouths, can we please just agree that there are a whole lot of people with a whole lot of religions who enjoy the freedom to practice or not practice their beliefs in these United States, and that maybe there are more pressing matters to discuss?
How about we just turn our phones to silent, shut off the TV, the radio, cut out our David Bowie paper doll and sing along:
Never gonna fall for
Modern Love walks beside me
Modern Love walks on by
Modern Love gets me to the Church on Time
Church on Time terrifies me
Church on Time makes me party
Church on Time puts my trust in God and Man
God and Man no confessions
God and Man no religion
God and Man don't believe
in Modern Love
I found Varosio's David Bowie paper doll today and instantly thought, no confessions, no religion.
Those old guys stole our best ideas". F.Goudy, 1920.
Hello & thanks for looking at my shop: it's run solely by me, Claudia, who was born in Italy by the sea midway through the (arguably) finest decade of the 19th century. Interview: http://mixtapesandcupcakes.com/2011/11/18/claudia-varosio/
For the record: the movie posters on sale here have never been used to promote the films & are in no way official. My work's been featured in: Newsweek, Esquire, Il Manifesto, ApartmentTherapy, MeanSheets, UrbanDaddy, Thrillist, ModCulture, NylonMag, YenMag, RetrotoGo, Filmspotting, CriterionCorner & more.