I’m still working with images of presidents that are and have been important to me, this time with an artistic twist, in the style of Andy Warhol. Art or any kind of creative expression has the fantastic capability of helping me wrest meaning from a situation, to claim it somehow. Integrate it, and own it.
What if Martin Luther King,Jr.,would have been President? Interesting to think about.
Politics are not my forte. I have deeply held convictions and values, and an intuitive sense about people, whether they are in the public eye or not. All the intricacies of economics, corporate power, lobbying, and election finance and maneuvering are beyond me. Short of staying at home with the covers pulled over my head to avoid such difficult issues, I do rally forth and vote in every election. That’s what I can do. I’m not a crusader or an organizer, but I can do my small part and try not to complain too much about the results and all the other stuff. It gives me a headache and puts me in a bad mood.
I don’t want to waste my life that way.
Thank you to Rebecca Holland and Downtown Studio, www.thedowntownstudio.com.