Our High Art Response to California Voting Yes on Proposition 8

We know that the artists weren’t speaking to the gay marriage ban when they created this piece called “Bird in Space”, but posting something lovely seems like the only way to respond to news that makes us feel so dark.

According to the Los Angeles Times an estimated 18,000 same-sex couples who wed in California during the last 4 1/2 months — including ELLEN DEGENERES and PORTIA DE ROSSI — have to figure out what that means for them. Bans also won in Florida and Arizona.

We know most of the the country is walking around on an Obama high today and patting ourselves on the back for how far we’ve come, but did this news put a damper on things for anyone else?

[Allison Wermager + Alexander M. Harrington. 2008.]