watercolour, collage, 24”w, 16”h 2017
My response to the political turmoil we are experiencing as a result of the 2016 Presidential campaign is an arena, where there is a lull in the Twitter war.
I am always interested in Americans’ anxiety about how to talk to “the other side”, made even more contentious this Thanksgiving. I read many advice columns about how to deal with “drunk uncle” at a holiday gathering which led to the title Weapons Left on the Field. Each faction is not changing their opinion, mearly calling a ceasefire to accomodate family and friends from an opposing political spectrum.
Memes and slogans from Russia, Iran, the UN, Israel and the Occupied Territories, aka Palestine are included to emphasize the far ranging influences on our recent election and the implications for its outcome.
I intentionally made this about one moment, not about the Woman’s March. The slogans could change on a daily basis and I would be entertained for a long time.
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