"11 After 11... (and still...)"
An art exhibition concerning the results of 11 years of war (and counting), and the questions still posed, in solidarity with the Occupy movement,
here and around the world. Last shown at Smokebrush/Marmalade, CO. Springs with a special live art performance onstage with Grant Sabin,
local bluesman extraordinaire! This artist created a piece of assemblage sculpture before the audience's eyes,
then ended with audience participation after it was built! Called "Yah-Ta-Hey, Unusurped"
Denver Post - Mountain Mail - Westword
In late 2002, I created and placed a peace sign on the front of my house in New Orleans, knowing what was coming. The drums of another war were pounding in the ears of the populace, with horrible bloodlust and misinformation. My neighbor sauntered over and said, You're brave for putting that there. I knew what she meant, but I don't think she really understood what she was saying. Now, with ten years of war, we look back and see the facts about how we got here, how we allowed this to happen, and and how we are stumbling blindly as to how extricate ourselves and our country from the fear and corruption that has been modern war. I was a ranting fool for so long, playing into the back and forth of politics which led to even greater affronts to humanity and nationalism, but no more. I make my comments in my art about two sides to the same coin, and both disingenuous disgraces to the truth, the positive way forward, and to the troops they have committed to their follies and corruptions. These sculptures are to put forth a connection with my war emotions and the most honorable citizens, our troops, and what they have endured, and will endure... While Pentagon generals go off to to be corrupting lobbyists, while Congressmen, who sent our brave to corrupt war, vacation at their summer homes; while a Supreme Court proves their corruption by money changers; while a President disappoints the potential of peace and truth... and his place in history . A man who's latest challenger and party are laughable in absurdity of what their intentions are for more war and untruths. God bless the troops? No, God save the troops, and us.