Today I have been looking through older work trying to decide what I might show in Vashon Allied Arts Archives Art Sale at the Blue Heron Gallery. I came up with several collaged monoprints from a series dating from and referencing the invasion and occupation of Iraq.
In 2003 we were being bombarded by euphemisms to sell and provide cover for war. Preemptive War, promoting a war to prevent war is a good example, as is Collateral Damage, people killed in military actions who were not the intended target. How about Enhanced Interrogation? I mean torture. I was offended and thought a print series highlighting these tittles of misdirection and militarization of the US media was an appropriate response.
The print titled I Don't Know But I've been Told, (originally words from a military marching cadence,) is about people's willingness to believe. Without question, they march in the direction they are told.
The Archives Art Sale begins May 29 at 5pm for VAA members and will open to the public May 30 and 31, 10am-4pm. The Blue Heron Art Center is at 19704 Vashon Hwy. SW Vashon Island. It really is a wonderful opportunity to purchase work by some very talented artists at 40%-50% of its' original price.