Oct 6, 2008
Scary Palin Poster for Art Show. (Click image to download poster.)
I don't go out of my way to do a lot of politically motivated art. Frankly I think it's a lot of hot air and relatively pointless. I suppose it's a good creative vent for some and I guess that would be the case in point with this art?
So when I was asked by "Start Soma" to participate in their new "Propaganda" show I was intrigued. You see the focus of this new show will be centered around "Sarah Palin."
I would guess that most of the submissions will be negative, but to be completely honest I like her. Do I agree with everything she says? No. Then again I don't agree with everything my best friend says either so nothing strange about that.
I find it kind of humorous that so many are seemingly scared of her for many reasons and they love to rant on and on about it. That's fine, our freedom gives us that option.
I look at Sarah Palin and see a beautiful normal lady that has pursued politics locally in order to change it, not to merely gain power like so many other politicians. The fact she's been so successful seems to scare many people, so I decided to play off of that.
If you had never seen her and just read some of the articles written about her you'd almost want to picture a monster, not a beautiful woman. So I found that to be somewhat of a visual irony of sorts as well. So rather than force feeding my own pointless rant I left the interpretation up to the viewer to decide.
PS: If you'd like to see my previous submission to the last propaganda show click here.