Every once in awhile I hear about something that makes me so very proud to be an artist. Proud to be part of something bigger than myself. Because I like the idea that I am part of an ongoing commentary that has existed for thousands of years. It is my belief that artists, when performing at their highest levels, offer a mirror to society, through their art.
Of course I don't do it all the time, but with my Common Denominator series, I have tried to explore something deeper. Sure, the work is light and funny, but there is more beneath the surface. It's fundamentally about people and how we are all more the same than different. People of different times and circumstances, the same, just people.
And my trash work is a commentary. An attempt to forge beauty out of trash. To challenge myself to re-use material, take every day objects, the discards of life - and view them through different eyes.
Sorry I digressed for a moment there, talking about my own work. I mainly want to share this amazing video clip with you. Because here is an artist who is doing it. Someone who is making art that offers social commentary and allows us to all take a look at where we are. His work is absolutely amazing and thought provoking. It's an 11 minute video and is well worth your time. It made me think. And think. And think.To watch, CLICK HERE.