Cluster I-V, 2020, silkscreen and digital print, 11x15".
This five piece series centered on the 2020 election cycle, examining media coverage and media consumption. My interest in political coverage led me to examine the effect of the digital/social media age had on the coverage of the election. Us-vs-them rhetoric, clickbait, social media interface, and digital fatigue were several topics I examined while making this series. I wanted to create a body of prints that played on the intense polarization of the election that seemed egged on by different news organizations, and the feelings of frustration and fatigue created by hours of 'doom-scrolling.'
New Normal Press, 2020, digital print, 11x17" (closed)/17x22" (open)
Examining the divulge of news stories around the 2020 election cycle, I created a 'newspaper' that took images from these headline stories and presented them out of context to create a paper that represented a grab-pile of some of the biggest stories of the election. The blue vs red imagery references the intense rivalries between both the political parties and between news organizations in America.
The Most Pro-Life President Ever!, 2020, digital print and silkscreen, 15x22"
One layer shows a pro-Trump rally, with a supporter holding one sign that says Trump is the "Most Pro-Life President. Ever." and a picture of Jesus. The next layer shows a news still about coerced hysterectomies at border camps in the US, with a quote from a victim describing it as like "they're experimenting with our bodies."