DARK VICTORY

Found glass, original text, champagne
stoppers, gold foil, wire, wood.

60”w x 5.5”d x 23”h  2008  $3,200  (One of a kind)

 
This work is based on Naomi Wolf’s
article, “Fascist America, in 10 Easy
Steps” which appeared in April 24,
2007 issue of The Guardian. 
Read the full artist statement here:  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GUANTANAMO

CONTAINS: SUSPECTED ENEMIES, ABUSE,

ISOLATION CELLS, SUSPENSION OF RIGHTS

& DUE PROCESS.DIRECTIONS:  CREATE SECRET

PRISONS WHERE TORTURE TAKES PLACE. 

 

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

CONTAINS:  SECRET POLICE & SECURITY

CONTRACT OPERATIVES IMMUNE FROM

PROSECUTION. DIRECTIONS:  DEVELOP A

THUG CASTE OR PARAMILITARY FORCE

NOT ANSWERABLE TO CITIZENS.   

 

DOMESTIC SURVEILLANCE

CONTAINS:  PHONE TAPPING, E-MAIL MONITORING AND BANK TRANSACTION TRACKING.  DIRECTIONS:  SET UP AN INTERNAL SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM. 

 

THE US COUNTERINTELLIGENCE FIELD ACTIVITY AGENCY

CONTAINS: GOVERMENT SPIES, SECRET FILES AND DOSSIERS. DIRECTIONS:  INFILTRATE AND HARASS CITIZEN GROUPS INVOLVED WITH PEACEFUL POLITICAL PROTEST. 

 

THE US TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

CONTAINS: TERRORIST WATCH LISTS, RANDOM SEARCHES, AND FALSE ACCUSATIONS.  DIRECTIONS:  ENGAGE IN ARBITRARY DETENTION AND RELEASE, CREATING FEAR. 

 

POLITICAL LOYALTY

CONTAINS: FIRED LAWYERS, EXPOSED CIA OPERATIVES, CENSURED PROFESSORS. DIRECTIONS:  THREATEN DISSENTING CIVIL SERVANTS, ARTISTS AND ACADEMICS WITH JOB LOSS.

  

MEDIA CONTROL

CONTAINS: ARRESTED JOURNALISTS, JAILED EDITORS, CORPORATE-OWNED MONOPOLIZED MEDIA, MISINFORMATION CAMPAIGNS. DIRECTIONS:  CONTROL THE PRESS.

 

THE MILITARY COMMISSIONS ACT OF 2006

CONTAINS: POWERS TO NAME ANY CITIZEN AN “ENEMY COMBATANT”, DETENTION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION, HEIGHTENED NATIONALISM.  DIRECTIONS:  DEFINE DISSENT AS “TREASON” AND CRITICISM AS “ESPIONAGE.” 

 

THE JOHN WARNER DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT OF 2007

CONTAINS: LOSS OF CITIZEN RIGHTS IN A DECLARED EMERGENCY & USE OF MILITARY TROOPS AS A DOMESTIC POLICE FORCE.  DIRECTIONS:  SUSPEND THE RULE OF LAW. 

 

 

NEWS

Found glass, original text, aluminum.

13”H x 25”W x 4”D   $750 + s/h

 

SCANDAL

WAR

DISASTER

POLITICS

TERRORISM

 

    FOR TEMPORARY RELIEF OF BOREDOM AND
    THE PAIN OF EVERYDAY LIVING. WARNING: 
    MAY CAUSE DISTRACTION & APATHY.

Pick Your Poison series
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What we choose to indulge in may be delicious, but it's not always healthy.
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SEVEN DEADLY SINS

Found glass, original text, aluminum. 13”H x 34”W x 4”D   $1,200 + s/h

 

PRIDE: CELEBRATE PERFECTION

ANGER:UNLEASH THE POWER

ENVY: YOU DESERVE THE BEST

GLUTTONY: BECAUSE LIFE IS A BANQUET

LUST: TASTE THE PLEASURE

SLOTH: INDULGE YOURSELF

GREED:MORE IS ALWAYS BETTER

HIM / HER

Found glass, original text, aluminum. 13”H x 10”W x 4”D   $300 + s/h

 

HIM: COARSE & BOLD WITH A HEAVY BODY & VIGOROUS STRUCTURE. FIRM & UNYIELDING, BLENDING DARK HINTS OF MUSK & WOOD.


HER:  ELEGANT & LIVELY WITH SOFT CURVES & A SMOOTH FINISH. WELL-ROUNDED, CARRYING A SWEET, VELVETY BOUQUET.

GOOD / EVIL

Found glass, original text, aluminum. 13”H x 10”W x 4”D   $300 + s/h

 

GOOD: CONTAINS: BENEVOLENCE,
VIRTUE, HONOR, SELFLESS
DEEDS & NO UNKIND WORD.


EVIL:  CONTAINS: MALICE, DARK
THOUGHTS, FIENDISH DEEDS,
LAUGHTER & NO REGRETS.

OMG! / WTF?

Found glass, original text, aluminum. 13”H x 10”W x 4”D   $300 + s/h

 

OMG! WARNING! MAY CAUSE WONDER, SURPRISE & SUDDEN OUTBURSTS.

 

WTF?  CONTAINS OUTRAGE, INCOMPREHENSION AND PURE DISBELIEF.

RELIGION

Found glass, original text, aluminum.

13”H x 25”W x 4”D   $1,200 + s/h

 

CHRISTIANITY

HINDUISM

BUDDHISM

PAGANISM

ISLAM

JUDAISM

ATHIESM

 

    WARNING!  CONTAINS FAITH.
    THIS
PRODUCT MAY CAUSE 
    CONFUSION & BLINDNESS.

HUMAN NATURE

Found glass, original text, aluminum.

13”H x 25”W x 4”D   $1,500


VIOLENCE — STOP THINKING START ACTING
HATRED — INCREASE THE HEAT
IGNORANCE — FEEL THE BLISS
DESPAIR — DEEPEN THE FEELING
REVENGE — CREATE A JUST WORLD
LIES — EASE DIFFICULT TRUTHS
BETRAYAL — GAIN EVERY ADVANTAGE

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CHOOSE YOUR CURATIVE:
EDUCATION

Found glass, original text, aluminum.

14.5”H x 29”W x 4”D   2009  $1,500

Created for and donated to National Academy

Foundation, NY.

 

POTENTIAL   UNCORK THE POSSIBILITIES

LEARNING    CHALLENGE YOUR MIND      

OPPORTUNITY    SEIZE THE MOMENT

EXPERIENCE      ENTER THE REAL WORLD

ACHIEVEMENT    RISE TO YOUR HIGHEST SELF

SUCCESS    LIVE YOUR DREAM

 

Glass: DRINK DEEPLY AND BELIEVE

 

 

 
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