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Art or Politics, Who Are Our Real Leaders?

Ben Graham's avatar Ben Graham

Our world doesn't necessarily begin and end with the political realm. What would our lives be like today without the genius of Steve Jobs, John Lennon and Frank Lloyd Wright? The intension of my installation is to present a comparison of the accomplishments of these artists, inventors and creative thinkers to their political counterparts, of the day. It's my hope that this reflection, from the last 150 years, will remind us of the world-changing impact of artists and the arts. I hope my installation starts a conversation that elevates the status of artists and creative thinkers to that of our finest world leaders. Art and artists advance our culture, society and our lives. The arts are not only crucial in our schools and communities, they are important to our hearts. We need to recognize who our true leaders are!

Entry Details
  • Art form: Installation
  • Depth: 3 inches
  • Medium: aluminum with applied vinyl
  • Width: 4 feet
  • Year created: 2018
  • Height: 6 feet