Category: Occupy

May Day Strike


Occupy is calling for a general strike on May 1st.

I’d like to see a greater understanding of the gender disparities when we discuss economic injustice. That desire led to this piece.

After hearing me describe it a friend suggested I do a series titled “Get pissed off”.  Funny thought.

The imagery in this grew out of abstracts created with one of the Abaton applets, which I then printed and applied encaustic to.

 

 

 

 

 

Transformation

I’ve been doing a lot of hard edge illustratory style stuff lately, it’s what generally works best for things like fliers banners etc, general art support that can be utilized in many ways. But I can only do so much of that before the urge to return to my own preferred style rises up and threatens to take over.

This is rough but has been fun to work on thusfar. With things intended as “fine art”, whatever the hell that really is, I don’t worry about print costs, color etc. It’s nice as a challenge though to see where I go when I do hold those restraints in my head.

International Women’s Day

I’ve been making a lot of Occupy supporting art lately, banners, signs etc.  At some point it dawned on me that designing things as stencils would be an excellent idea. Not only to offer a way for others to participate more easily (the big thing) but also for the street art potential. Thinking in stencils is new to me, this was my first effort. I also learned that cutting stencils is a pretty big pain!  But I assume it’ll be worth it, especially when I can do some multi layered stencils. I also wanted to move away from the overtly masculine fist. I got a bit carried away on feminizing the fist, but it was fun.

#f29

Bank of America is the largest US funder of coal energy and has foreclosed on more homes than any other bank.

BoA screwed individuals out of their homes after being “bailed out” by the American tax payers, and continues to be one of the giants in influencing American politics and government.

Projector Tagging

The people who run our cities dont understand graffiti because they think nothing has the right to exist unless it makes a profit… The people who truly deface our neighborhoods are the companies that scrawl giant slogans across buildings and buses trying to make us feel inadequate unless we buy their stuff…. Any advertisement in public space that gives you no choice whether you see it or not is yours, it belongs to you, its yours to take, rearrange and reuse. Asking for permission is like asking to keep a rock someone just threw at your head.

― Banksy