Domestic Surveillance 2004

This piece uses the postmodern concept of appropriation that I first employed as a student at the Art Institute of Chicago when I copied a sculpture from 8th century Java and created an installation around it. In this case, I made two copies of a pastel drawing and shell frame from around 1860. The one on the right is the original. I added George Bush’s face peeking up in the middle drawing as a reference to the eroding of some of our freedoms under the Patriot Act.