acrylic monoprints on cardboard; each 10×10″, with accompanying poem
Note: Please view full size image to read the poem.
“These prints evidence a performative artwork in which I pressed the monkey mask to the cardboard to make an impression in acrylic paint. They are meant, with the accompanying poem, as a reflection on our current political climate.”
ARTIST BIO: Jennifer Weigel lives in Newton, KS. She is a multi-disciplinary mixed media conceptual artist who utilizes a wide range of media to convey her ideas, including assemblage, drawing, fibers, installation, jewelry, painting, performance, photography and video. Much of Jennifer’s work touches on themes of beauty, identity (especially gender identity), memory & forgetting, and institutional critique. Her art has been exhibited nationally in all 50 states and has won numerous awards.
June 1, 2020 at 10:57 pm
Your poem is an excellent rendering of today’s political landscape, and a fine accompaniment to the monkey theme. The square dance cadence further enhances how ludicrous the situation has become, with democrats and republicans turning in time with the music, arm in arm with each other, perfectly happy to continue “Slingin’ the mud” and not realizing that they are really just monkeys in poop! Well done!