“Oh Well, War is Peace” Mixed-media kinetic light and sound construction © 2004
5’10” (h) x 3’6″ (w) x 4′ (d)

With Dubya as president we may be in permanent war. This is a major sculpture on which Worthington spent over 2 years in the process of creating. In a chilling parallel of George Orwell’s 1984, Worthington explore the events and associations leading up to and surrounds the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. To the tune of “Disco Inferno” and with bombs blasting, Bush and Blair arrogantly rock and roll through these two countries. Orwell-“War is Peace”. Around the other side of the artwork, Worthington creates a contemplative environment-complete with a seat built into the sculpture for the viewer/participant to physically and emotionally connect to the scene: 9/11. Why did it happen? Who was responsible? What are its monumental effects on the American society and psyche? Orwell: “War Is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is Strength.”