What I do with glue, paint, and stuff… …during a major uprising…

Some of the projects I do are carefully planned and laid out.  Others, such as this 15″ x 20″ mixed media assemblage, start out with one idea in mind, then in process go in off in entirely different directions.

I started on this work in mid September.  I have some street maps of Baltimore and Hardin County, MD and thought they would make good backgrounds.  In this piece, the map of downtown Baltimore is pasted down onto a piece of mat board, torn off in pieces, reapplied, and painted over with acrylic paint.

By then the Occupy Movement was underway, and as I was watching the events unfold on cable news, I was inspired to scrounge up more objects to adhere to the piece:  miniature police badge pins, a toy car, a wooden nickle, a peace sign, screws and nails, charms depicting a downhill racer, buttons, a collectible U.S. Presidents coin showing the White House, a bell, a “checkout” pin, cards from a game called “Word Power,” pages from a thesaurus and a dictionary, and stamped images of people depicting two distinct classes.

This form of expression is a lot more productive than screaming at the television.

About meshimages

I'm an artist. I make assemblages of found images and objects and bits and pieces of my own doodlings.
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