Art as social practice has the power to alter our political landscape, especially on an individual level. Drawing on conceptual tools used by Dadaists, my work encourages new ways of thinking by recontextualizing the issues that affect our communities most. Whether it’s a visual juxtaposition or employment of a familiar object, controversial topics are stripped of their severity, creating a space that promotes education and discourse.
A desire to understand alternate viewpoints informs my art practice. Through conversation and curiosity we find common ground on issues that affect our world most. This understanding, and a willingness to lean into empathy, allows us to cultivate an understanding of one another.
Those events, spread over 19 years, are only a sampling of what has happened in one country.
It’s hard to believe anyone would be surprised by the events of January 6th, 2021. It’s time to recognize the world we’re raising children in and the role we have in the disappearance of ‘childhood’.
Color Me Insurrected asks what is acceptable to show children, and brings to light the impact world events have in their lives.
Please download, print, and assemble this zine and keep it handy in your backpack or pocketbook as a tool for spreading information and encouraging political action through education.
Supplies: printed PDF, scissors, and a stapler
Directions for assembly:
This realization led to two products; (1) Big Brother, Acrylic and Oil on canvas, and (2) Science Fiction and Propaganda. Both works aim to draw a connection between Trump and the Cold War.