Wed., Feb. 10, 2010
I painted Hungarian fields of grapes today, it was an article about dry white wine and Hungary as a growth option for that market. I think that my choice today was a cop-out because the image of the Americans being held prison in Haiti was such a superficial slice of the issue that I philosophically found myself at odds with re-presentation. And yesterday, well, another feel-good day for me -- I painted the CEO of GlaxoSmithKline because he is the only drug company that is actually doing good with his profit margin -- including selling the drugs at maxium 25% above their cost of production in poor countries and then using 1/5 of the profit in wealthy countries to contribute to infrastructure growth in developing nations. Plus, his company puts its drugs for neglected diseases into a 'patent pool' -- the coding equivalent of open source. I don't know if there's a darker side to the story, but I've had too much disappointment in my personal life this week to look into it.