So I live in New York City. My girl friend is somewhat of an activist and makes art and writings that coincide with her beliefs. The Ferguson decision and now the Eric Garner decision have created a chaotic world around us. At least immediately around us. Other activists have come by our place. My buddy who drove in to town to teach all day got stuck on the West Side highway when it got shut down the other night. Took him over 5 hours to get home. He now hates the protest.
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"
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JUNE 15, 6-10pm
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