Divided We Fall - Original Art
In 2010 it was suggested to me by a therapist at that time to avoid ALL news media due to my 'sensitivity'. I successfully stayed away from Any/All news coverage from 2010 up to my 50th birthday which was one day after election day 2020. As of election day 2020, I've become almost addicted to various news clips and some online channels on a Daily Basis. During the past five months I've soaked in news from around the world and obviously the United State's issues, to the point of leaving me 'flabbergasted' at where we've come as a nation, and as a people. This is the first time I tried to express myself artistically in this manner. It's always been a huge challenge for me to create 'emotive art pieces' because I'm somewhat self-restricted with my tools. After experiencing what has been going on in our country most recently I was literally 'compelled' to create my own version of the American Flag. As a quick explanation, each 'wave' denotes a particular theme from the 'industrial age', 'computer age', the 70's and everything else that has made up this 'Experimental Democracy'. Marker on paper, 24x18, mounted, un-matted, and sealed in plastic.