Tuesday, June 23, 2009
"My America," by S, stickers on paint and maybe a little marker
Palm Desert new age artist and muse of the American Southwest, S, debuted a spirited, playful piece in this space, which you can see here. Apparently, her mood has shifted to match the arrival of the blistering summer heat. S’s latest piece -- while staying true to the Southwestern color palette – is a 180-degree about face. Shotgun blasts of blood red pockmark a swarm of moths, butterflies, bees, ladybugs and one unfortunate dragonfly. These are among nature’s most harmless creatures, but S takes them to task. It’s the common man who pays the price of the titans’ folly – a message as timely and refreshing as a desert wind in this New American Landscape where insider dealings build mansions in the Hamptons and bilk hard working taxpayers of their dreams. Kudos to the young woman for having the courage to lay her cards on the table from the relative calm and security of Palm Desert. Are you listening, Washington?