I know more details about a lot of things going on around here than I ever thought I would. I don't feel protesting really changes anything. But the other less aggressive options get ignored or mocked in the press. I saw Occupy Wall Street first hand. It seemed to make a mark and has influenced protesting here in the states a lot. But now 2 years after it was brutally dismantled, the banking system is still doing whatever it wants. Protest has become a way to make the unseen puppet masters take note, but nothing will change unless there is a follow through. No politician has the balls to represent these people. Until everything gets burnt to the ground, we'll just go around the track (again) repeating the same mistakes.
How does this affect my art? I'm not sure. I continue to use my imagery to reflect what I think and what the world looks like to me. This piece is a figure looking in to the dark. I feel like that is what I'm doing a lot these days.
Gouache on paper. 8"x10"