UpsideDown Artwork

 

Trace Burroughs

Newsprint Lynching


I was isolated way before Covid, mostly working from home. Covid and the crazy world of politics and crazy talk just heightened that isolation. This work on the big screen represents the frustration of the mechanics of isolation. When you're alone no one witnesses your existence. It's like that thing about the tree falling in the woods. If no one is there, does it make a sound?

The last couple of years forced me to face some sobering realizations. We are a primitive species. Homo sapiens have been around for about 100 thousands years and cultures are still struggling with gender, and racial in equality. 

Smartphone, artificial intelligence, rocket engineering and other amazing achievements were created by lets say 9000 people at best. The rest of the 9 billion people on earth are clinging to a multitude of religions, each with its own God, each believed by their followers to be the only real God. 

We are a primitive, gullible species and a dangerous one. That is the horror and frustration I'm communicating in this work and a whole series I did in the last couple of years.

There needs to be a mandate to teach critical thinking and tolerance from K through 12 on a national level...If the world is "upside down," we have to try to turn it right side up. The flower at the top of this projected work represents a tiny, minuscule, almost microscopic ray of hope that things will get better for more people.

Trace Burroughs

Newsprint Lynching

Digital collage

Up to 8 foot square

$1600. for a 3' x 3' print 1/5

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