Smokey and The Bush

Mixed-media kinetic assemblage with sound
24″(h) x 14″(w) x 14″(d), © 2003


This artwork is an environmentally-aware exposé of the Bush administration’s commitment to big corporate interests at the expense of the environment. Here, the administration’s solution to preventing forest fires is to cut down the trees. W.W.Dubya.Dumb-cut down the forests to prevent forest fires!!!! Smokey is appalled as he and Dubya stand together in a photo op. When the viewer opens the box and pushes a button, Smokey the Bear reveals all. This small sculpture is complete with cartoon-like dinosaurs-if only they could talk.