…The old saw goes: “If you repeat a lie often enough, people begin to take it as truth”. Like the raucous caw of a crow, the populist mantra silences the voice of reason…
A week from now, I should be meeting up with Lisa Mei for this year’s CPAC! The list of speakers and bloggers is more promising this year than it has been in the past, but I continue to be disappointed by their lack of interest in cultural matters. I will reserve judgment on that point for now and let you know what I think from the event….
…The level of hatred and overwhelming anger exhibited by these people reminded me of the Two Minutes Hate in George Orwell’s novel 1984, so I set to work making a visual representation of the phenomenon. I have personally had conversations with people who broke down and screamed “Bush is a fascist” when the discussion didn’t go their way….
This is one of the most recent paintings I have completed in the OWS series I am working on. I will write a full article as soon as I complete my research on the historic background of the phrase “Qu’ils mangent de la brioche!” November 12, 2012 Let Them Eat Cake: Part One This painting […]
For Immediate Release: New Book Questions “Is the American Dream a Farce?” Savannah, GA – September 26, 2012 Cover illustration provided by Frances Byrd. Concerned about the negative impact of our nation’s $16 trillion national debt, runaway government spending and governmental overreach into our private lives, eighteen-year-old Mark Taylor has written a book called Is […]
The Grapes of Wrath is the second painting in my series on the Occupy Wall Street movement. In the blog post, American Crow #1, I gave a little background on the movement as accompaniment to the first painting in this series. After many hours of reading articles and statements on the OWS web pages and […]
Congrats to my friend Jimmy and his recent write-up in his local paper! The front yard display commemorating the 9/11 attacks at Jimmy Arone’s house. (Raul Roa/Staff photographer / September 11, 2012) September 11, 2012 | 4:22 p.m. Jimmy Arone knelt on his front lawn and placed his hand on a wooden plaque he created […]
The American Crow is a large black bird with iridescent highlights across its body. It has a very striking physical appearance and behavioral characteristics. It is considered an ill omen by some and a dirty scavenger by others. What better imagery could be used to describe the Occupy Movement? I am currently developing this idea […]