Sunday, July 27, 2014

The power of art

Remember the below drawing? It was one of the pieces that I made a few years ago for Mera Rubell's visit to my studio (see for the whole story).

This work is "Woman who thinks that the tattoo that she just got reads 'Bring Bush Back'" Charcoal and Conte on Paper. 14"x10." Anyway, every once in a while I get a nut job from either the vast right wing conspiracy or the even vaster left wing nuthouse sending me a nasty email as they get their perspective on the drawing from listening either to too much to some talk radio on the right or MSNBC and most other main stream media on the left (but I repeat myself).

I just got one today, and it still surprises me, but nonetheless proves the power of art to kindle responses, visceral or otherwise.