Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Retablo


Each year Lawndale Center for the Arts in Houston has a fund-raising auction on the Day of the Dead. Artists are given 8" x 10" pieces of tin to create retablos which are donated for the auction. The only rules are that the retablo must include the tin in some way and the wilder the better. This is my retablo for the auction titled "St. George of Immaculate Deception." I used a plastic toy figure of a man that originally was to teach anatomy I suppose. I removed the brain from the head and the organs in the chest cavity and replaced them with dollar bills and streamers saying "Oil money". The paper streamers at the bottom say "WMD". I realize this may offend some but I offer no apologies. It will be interesting to see what happens at the auction.
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6 comments:

Sharon said...

How sad for the country and the world that this man was ever elected. I bet your retablo will be one of the first to sell.

Nina Johansson said...

I love this, it´s political satire at it´s best! Great idea, and great execution of it.

Margie said...

Good for you.

laura said...

is this for sale - I would like to buy it

Ella said...

Very well done! America is a beautiful country and it never deserved this president.

phthaloblu said...

If we all worried about offensiveness, the art world would suffer. I like the way you expressed your opinion. How did it go at the auction?