|In The Meanwhile...|
12" x 12" acrylic and paper on board-collage
Anyhow. I have written before about bringing snippets of thoughts and ideas together to create a piece. A couple of weeks ago as I was watching the news, I was astounded by the string of stories being reported. Seemingly all in one breath, the newscaster reported that Trump declared Google was skewing its search results in favor of the Democrats; there was more news about election tampering; and lastly, (but surely not least), North Korea was once again testing missiles (or whatever it is that they are doing to try and exercise their might). I could hardly believe it. All news does not have equal weight of course but I thought that the nonsense about Google coupled with the more serious items of election tampering and the missile deal was just a crazy juxtaposition of stories. I wrote it all down and over the next week or so collected images in my mind. The piece came together quickly and represents what I love to do best: bring ideas and images together that are unexpected and maybe not even related but just are things that I was thinking collectively, if that makes sense. It all means that I am tuned in to my own thoughts which is very good for art making, in my opinion.
By the way, I looked in to that Google situation. The original story used to support this claim is based on a faulty interpretation of statistics. Goes to show you.
Oh, and just to explain about the image. I used Google's colors for that line of squares. The green check mark and ballot box go together along with the question marks and percentage signs. That's Kim Jong-Un at the top with a bomb for his head (no love lost there). The North Korean flag's colors have been reversed (accidentally on my part but I like the idea of it) and those are U.S. colors in that target site. I used the nuclear waste symbol in the gray area, kind of an underground feeling. And those are missiles above ground, not crayons as Rich suggested. Anyway, let me know what you see!
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