Friday, April 18, 2008
(Obama, Portrait (Laguna Beach, CA))
(Obama, Portrait, (Laguna Beach, CA))
HOPE! The closely contested Democratic primary is approaching the final stretch. Pennsylvanians cast their vote this coming Tuesday.
I decided to use this opportunity to publicly display my first portrait. Traditionally fine art is displayed in a museum or gallery environment. The work is eloquently displayed with archival materials and proper lightening conditions.
....Building upon the efforts of past artists, I am attempting to continue the paradigm shift in fine art, where the photograph of the public installation becomes the work.
I plan on leaving the piece up for as long as the public permits. If this is 5 minutes or 5 days, the photographs of the installation will historically outlive the public display. The internet and Web 2.0 allows artists, including myself, the opportunity to display this installation to thousands at a moment's notice. Not only are the people driving by the work affected by its presence, but also people who view it online ...including yourself for viewing it on my blog.