Mickey Mouse & Dubya

Mixed-media kinetic and sound assemblage/construction
40″(h) x 30″9w) x 22″(d), © 2002

In this sculpture, post 9/11, the Bush Administration has enlisted the Disney Corporation to help design airport security systems. Mickey Mouse is the newest warrior in the War Against Terrorism. Push a button to hear the theme tune of the ride around the cultures of the world in Disneyland, “It’s a small, small world.” I have juxtaposed the sweet and innocent world of Disneyland with the sinister world of terrorism and the Bush administration. Who is really responsible for 9/11? Push another button on the sculpture to watch Dubya and Mickey Mouse, hand-in-hand, go round and round on the turntable like a dizzying ride in Fantasyland.