United States of Anxiety
The house iconography symbolizes our sense of home, shelter, family, sanctuary. The houses are crooked. Feelings of disquiet, disappointment and stress are reflected in the faces. These works combine hand drawn colored pencil portraits, digital imaging, large format archival inkjet printing and painting. Many of us consider ourselves psychologically, intellectually and socially middle class. The American Dream is now barely attainable. Our societal infrastructure is shifting rapidly, many would say it is decomposing. In the air is a pervasive sense of anxiety, a constant unease. Our self image of being empowered, having rights and priveleges is disintegrating. Current circumstances are frustrating: dishonest politicians, unchecked global warming, a toxic food supply, education inflation, increased racism, inequity and prejudice, inadequate health care, minimal retirement resources, and rising housing costs. How can we move forward productively?
Unease 42" x 32"
Equal Under the Law? 44" x 42" Today is the Tomorrow We Worried About Yesterday