Bleeding Country

Interactive Self-portrait,

2020 - 2022

Birch plywood panel, colored acrylic paint, bullets and bullet casings, colored alcohol inks, colored oil pastels, colored markers, red and blue thumbprint ink, lazy susan hardware, various hardware. gunsmoke aroma oil.
3“ x 38” x 40”

The spinning figure of the artist reflects the mind-spinning experiences from personal encounters with a wide spectrum of political hate and fear in a roadtrip across the western U.S. before the 2020 elections. To find a way to express the irrational, almost absurd extremes of these viewpoints led to a surreal, cartoonish styling derived from Last Gasp underground comics.