PLANET PLUTO WINELABEL INTERVIEW WITH WINEMAKER CLARK SMITH
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTGqCAIH5k0

 

PBS FILM–A CONSPIRACY OF SILENCE

This short film entitled “A Conspiracy of Silence?” about Nancy Worthington is an intimate look into her life and works, in a candid and intimate interview filmed by Dan Villava. This movie is in the Quicktime 7 High Res format. Some viewers may need to upgrade their QT players accordingly.
http://www.youtube.com/v/dsH3KAf6asc&rel=1&color1=0xd6d6d6&color2=0xf0f0f0&border=0

 

UDSA CERTIFIED

With the 2008 election looming, voters need to be concerned again with the voting certification process.
“USDA Certified” delves into the disputed certification of the ballots in our country’s first presidential election (in 2000) of the 21st century. Consider the absurdity of living in the information age and the age of technology with the very process of casting the ballot and voting conducted in such an archaic and antiquated manner, that the election statistically hung in the balance by a few chads (with punching holes in a paper card and having to check the tallies by hand-counting one by one.)
In “USDA Certified” I have chosen to depict this historic dilemma by juxtaposing the food certification process and the electoral certification process. Both inspections of meats and inspection of ballots are riddled with confusion and corruption”

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RED

“RED”, an allegorical romp though Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm’s frightening tale Little Red Cap (better known as Little Red Riding Hood). In my artwork, RED, the themes of deception, disguise, fear, intrigue, sexism, predator vs. prey, victor vs. vanquished, and the theme of rescue are now transformed to the 21st Century 2008 political landscape. Little Red Riding Hood is now Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama becomes the duality of both the Wolf and the Woodsman and Bill Clinton is the Mother/Grandmother. Created specfically for this invitational exhibition, the artwork is constructed to look like an open book, hinged in the middle. Through the use of a series of brightly colored three-dimensional scenes containing playful objects and interactive games, I lead the viewer/participant through the revised narrative.

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COME INTO MY PARLOR

Loosely based on the early 19th Century poem by Mary Howitt, called “The Spider and the Fly”, the artwork explores different manifestations of entrapment, flattery, and human behavior. Viewer participation enhances emotional interaction with the artwork.

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WAR WHAT’S IT GOOD FOR?  ABSOLUTELY NOTHING

Mixed media Interactive Construction/Assemblage 3′4″ (h) x 2′5″ (w) x 2′5″ (d)copyright 2004-2006

Glorifying and justifying war leads to the recruitment of “G.I. Joe’s.” This sculpture depicts the horrors of war. The unprovoked invasion of Iraq by the Bush administration has lead to the senseless, unnecessary and wasteful loss and destruction of the lives of our soldiers. War itself is a crime against humanity.

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