All of the pieces below are are three dimensional and are built on a 3x3 inch cube. They include collage as well as assemblage elements.
This series of works is a response to the now almost constant forms of surveillance we are under in our daily lives.
Almost daily we provide our information through various means without even considering the consequences.
"It's Own Life"
Sold - Private Collector
A little over a year ago I began a series of works regarding the nature of the now almost constant forms of surveillance we are under in our daily lives. Whether it's Social Media, and other online venues or ever-present cameras around us we have essentially given up our privacy. What does that mean? Does it matter? The work below is one of three in the series thus far.
"Ubiquitous Surveillance 2"
The above piece will be featured in the "ArtsIlliana gallery in Terre Haute, Indiana beginning August 2, 2019-October 18, 2019. The show is entitled "Red". Below is the Gallery statement about the show.
"Is RED just a color? If it is, then how many variations of RED are there? Throughout history humans have had a love/hate relationship with RED, e.g. in the 20th century we had RED countries and in the 21st century we have RED states. Is RED more than just a color?" - nArtsIlliana
Link - http://www.artsilliana.com
These photos are part of an ongoing series entitled "Falling Houses".
The Photos were taken at an abandoned house in Illinois with a curious story.
In the 1980’s the couple who lived there, two women, disappeared. They were the owners of the house and the adjacent land which they farmed. A few locals claimed they had moved to somewhere in Ohio. Attempts to find them were never successful. They took nothing with them, even the clothes in their closets were all still there. Unopened mail was sitting on a desk in the living room. The piano had handwritten sheet music sitting ready for a performance.
As time went by the house began to deteriorate and was eventually broken into by local teenagers.
At some point a local farmer told me about the house and its mystery. With his story in mind and real anticipation I went there. It was almost exactly as he described it albeit with some obvious vandalism. As I walked around to the back of the house I saw the back door was open. I stepped in to find the kitchen left in a state that appeared the owner would return at any moment. The kitchen table was set for four. Pots and pans were on the stove. An apron was draped over the back of a chair. Who were those forgotten expected guests in this silent abandoned house?
A sudden rustling sound in the next room startled me and I cautiously peered around the doorway into the living room. A crow was sitting on the sill of a small broken window and quickly flew off as I approached. While everything was dust covered the house was for the most part fully intact.
Over the course of a few years I went back each season to photograph the decline of the home and the destructive results of ongoing teenage angst. Each time I went the deterioration was obvious and I was struck by a sense of real sadness at what I saw, a life stopped and crumbling. To this date no one has ever discovered what happened to the owners. Eventually the vandals burned the house down. Nothing remains.
As time went by I returned to the house many times before it was destroyed and began to gather objects and place them in what was basically assemplabges. The Dada TV is one of those.
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In an article in Huffington Post entitled "The Resurrection Of Boris Lurie And The NO!art Movement" Lisa Paul Streitfeld makes a clear case for the importance Lurie's No!Art movement.
"Lurie’s art, misunderstood and condemned (when it wasn’t utterly neglected), carries a single-minded integrity of purpose missing from art today — negation screaming out against the inauthenticity of the marketplace and the art world system that supports it."
"Lurie was a concentration camp survivor whose art is a response to the the loss of his mother, his sister, and childhood sweetheart in the face of human cruelty and indifference."
The No!Art Cube by ArtotemArt
Art, Music, Books, Inspirations and a few psychological and philosophical musings.