politics

Libertas Americana

Libertas Americana Grand Opening

I have partnered with a local antique store to open a mini-gallery offering a new line of primitives, hand-painted signs and painted furniture, as well as my paintings. Who would have thought I was too political for the big-city art scene, but it appears I needed to move to the ‘middle of nowhere’ to generate […]

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Alinsky, Social Justice and a Cultural Revolution

…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…

He is Watching

Getting Ready for CPAC 2013

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….

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Effigy #1984

…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….

Sucking the Party Dry

Sucking the Party Dry

…The emaciated donkey is the Democratic Party when it has lived out its usefulness to the Clinton political machine. Bill and Hillary are the flatworms emerging from the spent carcass, eagerly looking for the next victim….

Let Them Eat Cake! Part One

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 […]

Is The American Dream a Farce? by Mark Taylor

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

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 […]

Burbank resident puts 9/11 remembrance on full front yard display

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 […]

American Crow: The Occupy Wall Street Series

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 […]