Sunday, April 18, 2010

Sometimes Obvious Works Best

My Country 'Tis of Thee, 27 x 16 inches on three joined pine boards.

O N   W O O D — This painting features an intricately constructed background of multiple width bands of color. Each piece of pine has at least 1,000 separately painted stripes in a mix of colors and variations-the rainbows of thoughts and ideas and experiences that make our country great. Overlaying this is a decaying superstructure of fifty squares, in red, white, blue and black. The squares are placed in approximately the position those colors would be on our flag—the black portions signifying the complete absense of humanity, the complete breakdown of the grid we live under. The black also symbolizes the government's inability to deal with the haters in this country, those that would vote away the rights of minorities, such as NOM, Focus on the Family, etc. Symbolism not too hard to discern in this one, lol.

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