Abigail Jones is an award-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author. Her Newsweek cover story, “Life After Eleven Years of Captivity, Rape and Torture: Michelle Knight’s Story,” won the 2016 Front Page Award for Best Magazine Interview from the Newswomen’s Club of New York. Previously, she worked at the Forward, The Daily and The Atlantic, and freelanced widely. She co-authored the 2007 New York Times and #1 Boston Globe bestseller “Restless Virgins: Love, Sex, and Survival in Prep School,” now a Lifetime Original Movie. She is also an Ochberg Fellow in trauma journalism. She has an . in Arts and Culture Journalism from the Columbia Journalism School, an . in Creative Writing from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and a . in English from Dartmouth College.
Guerilla sculpture is the placement of sculptures in street settings without official approval; it developed from street art in England in the late 20th century.  In addition to the nontraditional setting of the works of art involved, there are also many different techniques used in the creation of this art work. The artists tend to work illegally and in secrecy to create and place these works in the dark of night, cloaked in mystery regarding their origins and creators. The sculptures are used to express the artist's views and to reach an audience that would not otherwise be reached through more traditional methods of displaying one's work to the public. In performing these acts of artistic expression, they are not working to gain acceptance or love of the people that they reach, but at times may even anger those who view their work. 
Postmodernism reflects a widespread disillusionment with life, as well as the power of existing value-systems and/or technology to effect beneficial change. As a result, authority, expertise, knowledge and eminence of achievement has become discredited. Artists are now far more wary about "big ideas" (. all 'progress' is good). Most important, "Modernist art" was seen not only as elitist but also as white, male-dominated and uninterested in minorities. Which is why postmodernism champions art by Third World, Feminist and Minority artists. However, critics say that - despite its supposed "rejection" of big ideas - the postmodern movement seems to have lots of big ideas of its own. Examples include: "all types of art are equally valid"; "art can be made out of anything"; "the democratization of art is a good thing" (how about the democratization of brain surgery?).