Layers of Hubris and Excess
The Seven Deadly Sins of American Foreign Policy
I am an American and have spent the entirety of my political life believing in the strength of our constitutional form of democracy and in particular the Bill of Rights. Though I am not so naïve to think that inequalities, injustices, influence peddling and other wrongdoings weren’t going on I did believe, however, that our system had developed the tools, checks and balances to keep us in an overall ethically upward path.
I have come to believe, however, that the United States is dangerously close to forfeiting the democratic republic it aspired towards in favor of a model of international corporate fascism. Under a glitz of media bombardment, the forces of the military industrial complex, the politics of corporate influence and an amoral capitalistic model run amuck have collectively laid the framework for the fall of representative democracy.
Under the layers of public relations, flag waving and media manipulation I am seeing the lies, injustices and the murder of war continue to erode the base on which they stand.
The freedom of which they speak lies buried under the layers of that deceit.
These 60”x30” monoprints are multi-layered with the bottom layer being digitally printed on raw silk while the upper layer is stencil printed on silk organza. They are shown with and without the organza layer.
Works include: Wrath, Greed, Lust, Sloth, Envy, Gluttony, and Pride