Being: Afraid of Nothing
Wallpaper Floor Canvas on 3/4" Plywood,
canvas paper attached with house paint, Mars Black, oil chalk,
pen ink droplets, Acrylic hand-prints, Sharpie "Dear Abbey" editorial,
1992 Commemorative International Space Station Stamp Series (est. val. st. $1,200),
Star Wars figurines, tape-decks covered in house paint,
[ 2k12 - 1 ]
$3,500.00 - SOLD
Statement: This piece began as an investigation in making pieces on the ground by adhering paint to the backside of wallpaper lining a sub-floor in sections, and rummaging through attic storage toys after realizing that I need to become more Minimalist, contemplating the division between my childhood happiness and the manufactured slave economy which built it.
Personal Reflection: This piece brought me into a new era of artistic thinking. And...Star Wars (the Storm Troopers and TIE Fighter Pilots are meant to represent the idea that individuals grow up in environments which make them predisposed to viewpoints of the world, whereupon good and evil become a subjective truth -- standing on top of cassette tape cases (Abbey Road by The Beatles, and The Uplift Mofo Party Plan by The Red Hot Chili Peppers) washed out in white paint, the philosophical idea of a tabula rasa, or, a blank slate, is reinforced as the foundation to their perspectives of fighting for a cause - finally, the limits to human understanding of outer space are challenged by having the figures stand on the edge of their platform which is confined to a black canvas mounted and framed by puzzle pieces, implying that the imagination which can construct an editorial comment about existence lies somewhere outside of theory).