Make It All Better

2012 ArtPrize Entry
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This piece is my jib-jab on how society overlooks social issues right in our own back yard. Things like poverty, homelessness, and violence happen everyday in our own community, but we all seem more concerned with issues happening elsewhere. The bird spray-stenciled on the piece is a reference to the IFC show 'Portlandia' where putting a bird on things,' makes it all better'. This is a reference on how television, news, magazines/tabloids, and social media have numb'ed us to over look these issues right under our own noses. Also, the fact that it is done in a 'Street Art' style adds even more to the fact that these issues are overlooked.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 3in
  • Medium: House Paint, Acrylic Paint, Spray Paint, Stencils, Wood.
  • Width: 31in
  • Year created: 2012
  • Height: 31in

Venue & Connection Information

This will be like a displaying a normal painting that needs to be securely fastened down to allow viewers to be able to touch it. Please allow it to hang at a height, to allow children to be able to touch/ draw on it. The irony will be well... Ironic. If this cannot be accommodated, that is okay. It does not need to be touched.

Venue Considerations
  • Special Lighting needed: No
  • Internet needed: No
  • Indoor Space needed: Yes
  • Outdoor Space needed: No
  • Audio/Video needed: No
  • Electrical needed: No

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