I am a featured artist in the latest issue of Drexter Magz, the pdf arts and culture magazine from indonesia. Many thanks guys. Some great artists in this issue.
Like everyone else, I never thought to see the day. Obama will need a lot of goodwill and support-this planet is a mess. Like the rest of the world, I watch and hope for the best. I'm no different from the many artists trying to make sense of these changes, and have been inspired to paint a series of canvases about the new US administration.
We need to avoid canonising him, or the inevitable disappointments will detract from his good points. I'm already a bit disappointed in some of the symbolic aspects of the inauguration in January, but let's see what Obama has planned for bringing noisy, different people together. It's a tough challenge.
Still, you never know what will come out on the canvas, and these are interesting times. The working title is: "One Dove is Wearing Vera Wang". I'm using a lot of symbols: from AI and Indian mysticism to Braille code and equations from cognitive theorems used in AI. The works are all in acrylic on canvas, but I am experimenting with adding both stencil and spray on the acrylic on canvas.