Feb 23, 2013

Make Love Not War Bodypaint

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Make Love Not War Bodypaint, a set on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
Australian flag bodypainted model: Make love, not war: Sydney, Australia;

The bodypainted Australian flag on her curvy body was a thing of beauty. Having said that, it was impossible to miss the 'Make Peace, Not War' slogan and themes.

According to our friends at Wikipedia:

Make love not war is an anti-war slogan commonly associated with the American counterculture of the 1960s. It was used primarily by those who were opposed to the Vietnam War, but has been invoked in other anti-war contexts since. The phrase's origins are unclear; some credit Louis Abolafia. Radical activists Penelope and Franklin Rosemont helped to popularize the phrase by printing thousands of "Make Love, Not War" buttons at the Solidarity Bookshop in Chicago, Illinois and distributing them at the Mother's Day Peace March in 1965. They were the first to print the slogan. In April 1965, at a Vietnam demonstration in Eugene, Oregon, Diane Newell Meyer, then a senior at the University of Oregon, pinned a handwritten note on her sweater reading "Let's make love, not war", thus marking the beginning of the popularity of this phrase. A picture of Meyer wearing the slogan was printed in the Eugene Register-Guard and then a related article turned up in the New York Times on May 9, 1965. When the slogan was used in California in 1967, then Governor Ronald Reagan joked to protesters "Those guys [the protesters] look like they can't make either of both". John Lennon claimed to be the inventor of the phrase.

In Pop Culture...

The slogan was featured in two 1973 songs: John Lennon's "Mind Games" and Bob Marley's 1973 song "No More Trouble." It was the inspiration for a book by David Allyn: Make Love, Not War: The Sexual Revolution: An Unfettered History. In the movie Field of Dreams, fictional character Terence Mann is credited with coining the phrase.

The character of 'Pop', in the futuristic Queen musical play We Will Rock You, shouts "Make love, not war!" as he is brainwashed at the start of the show, which leads into the stage performance of 'Radio Ga Ga'.

Human Statue Bodyart news...

For the record, Human Statue Bodyart (and Human Entertainment) specalise in corporate bodypainting, bodyart and entertainment. From time to time they also create creative art works for private individuals, charities, community groups and others.

We're not sure where we will see 'Ms Make Love, Not War" pop up in Sydney later, but we suspect there's a decent chance that she (and / or her friends) will be on the news.

Read all about it, Real all about it - at Human Statue Bodyart, Media Man and friends.

Remember, make peace and love - not war.

Websites

Human Statue Bodyart
www.humanstatuebodyart.com.au

Human Statue Bodyart Flickr
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Human Entertainment
www.humanentertainment.com.au