Monday, March 10, 2008

Off with their fucking heads

This weeks poster is called Guillotine. It is pretty massive compared to Alice, Otis, and Leyla. It measures in at about 4 feet and 7 inches tall. My friend Jenifer helped me post this one cause it was so large. The wheatpaste was kind of weak this time, but it finally stuck. We pasted it on a very busy street, which was nerve wrecking at first, but became kind of cathartic after we had started.


This piece is about the idea that if one has been denied their natural rights that they have the responsibility to remove who ever is in charge of that government. This idea is one that has not been explored at all since it was originally announced in 1776, and during the time of the civil war. Our current president has usurped the power of his office, and has taken away the rights of hundreds of U.S. citizens. Whether it is through the spying laws of the Patriot Acts, or the very obvious rigging of an election where millions of minority vote were not even counted, this presidency is a shame of what our forefathers wanted for this country. It continues to head towards shit.

But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Depotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

Here is what Alice looks like after an amazing amounts of storming. If you look at it you can still see a little bit of her color.



The next post may take awhile as I am working on my portrait poster series. I will post the posters when they are finished but they will not be posted on the street for a while, because I want to finish all seven.

Also, I am working on a set of four or five posters that will be for sell. They will be either 12x12 or 11x14, and will be my versions of another artists' work. The artist I have in mind are Dali, Schiele, Fafi, and Man Ray. They will be $15.00, which includes shipping. They will be one of a kind, so they will be first come, first serve when I post them.

2 comments:

Nick said...

Where is this at? Looks great! i need some more details!

Andrew said...

"This idea is one that has not been explored at all since it was originally announced in 1776."

You sure about that, wALTAR? I like this piece.