Sunday, January 30, 2011
Friday, January 28, 2011
My work is very conscious of speaking to an audience, declaring private musings publicly to play with taboos or challenge social norms. With my "Death Totes" I propose that if you support the death penalty, you should be proud to carry a tote bag that proclaims your convictions. "An Eye For An Eye" is an obvious reference to the Bible- I think is important to reflect on religious teachings that promote peace allowing for violence when "necessary." "Choose Death" is a play on the phrase "Choose Life" that is used by the "pro-life" movement that is against abortion but seems fine with the death penalty. Irony is especially irritating when the life of a human is involved.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Unfortunately, 52 countries all over the world have the death penalty on their statute books and while you are reading these lines people are executed or they are locked up in cells to be executed.
This blog was created for artists wishing the abolition of the death penalty. So, if you are an artist believing in human rights please send a piece of work of yours in order to demonstrate your opposition to the capital punishment.
Hopefully, one day all citizens of the world will have the right to life.