Forced Transparency

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Artist Statement

2018 and the Trump presidency is a time that will be in history books.  The news of each day comes at us with breakneck speed.  Everyday is a big BREAKING NEWS day.  Some people are into it, others turn it off and unfortunately most just lose track.  The events happening in our world today are important and life changing.  It needs to be documented and recorded. 

2018 is also the year of being transparent.  If transparency doesn’t happen voluntarily it will be forced out through leaks, investigative reporting or good old social media.  People are watching and peeling under the layers to see what is inside and underneath.  The title of this project is “Forced Transparency” because whether one chooses to be transparent or not, this is the year to be exposed.

Forced Transparency 2018 is mixed media collage art using The New York Times newspaper as its source.  Each piece, 52 in total, is dated and represents one week of news starting on January 1, 2018.  With the use of paper and paint, layers are created; words and images are seen through transparent colors.  Forced Transparency is also about opening myself up as an artist as we take a closer look at this year’s news, events and our shared history.  Let’s look back at this historic year through my eyes.  Welcome to Forced Transparency.

Projectile News- Week of January 1, 2018 (24x30)

Projectile News- Week of January 1, 2018 (24x30)

Polarized- Week of January 21, 2018 (24x36)

Polarized- Week of January 21, 2018 (24x36)

United In Sport- Week of February 4, 2018 (18x24)

United In Sport- Week of February 4, 2018 (18x24)

Code Red- Week of February 11, 2018 (24x30)

Code Red- Week of February 11, 2018 (24x30)

Imagine- Week of March 4, 2018 (24x36)

Imagine- Week of March 4, 2018 (24x36)

Tick Tick Tick- Week of March 18, 2018 (24x30)

Tick Tick Tick- Week of March 18, 2018 (24x30)

I Am- Week Of April 1, 2018 (24x36)

I Am- Week Of April 1, 2018 (24x36)

Bring Back Our Girls- Week of April 8, 2018 (24x30)

Bring Back Our Girls- Week of April 8, 2018 (24x30)

North- Week of June 10, 2018 (24x36)

North- Week of June 10, 2018 (24x36)

Snatched- Week of June 17, 2018 (12x16)

Snatched- Week of June 17, 2018 (12x16)

Across The Pond- Week of July 8, 2018 (24x36)

Across The Pond- Week of July 8, 2018 (24x36)

Battle of the Bastards- Week of August 19, 2018 (24x30)

Battle of the Bastards- Week of August 19, 2018 (24x30)

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