Mutiny from the Covid:
A satiric commentary of our ineffectual political leadership during the pandemic of 2020. The initial concept is based on an Egyptian sun boat and Ushabti figures paired with the story of Jonah.
Just as the fisherman heading to Jaffa cast Jonah overboard from their ship to survive, so too does our intrepid crew of the Hope Boat jettison the pitiless Covid, POTUS 45.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
My work is symbolic commentary on sociological and environmental issues in a complex and alienating society. The themes are inadequacies in society posed as allegory. Primal experiences, nature and personal identity for example, so basic to our understanding of existence, are symbolized in this allegorical world. Contemporary cultural icons, plant and animal images are used to enhance associations, emphasizing the dichotomy between physical self survival and spiritual isolation.
I have found that mixed media is the most authentic and subjective tool to express my voice. For me Art is about persistence, a life study and discipline. It is part of my life. Let the presence of touch back into your life and embrace the new with reference to all that you have learned.
© Kim Laurel