A couple weeks later, and another collage. I feel like things are coming to a head. Have been contemplating where I am in my life, and it is exacerbated by the state of the world, not only with the wars we are fighting overseas, but those we are fighting at home and within ourselves.
I made this poster for Barack Obama, because I hope. I hope that he will prevail, and that he will be successful in bringing about tikkun olam, that is, the perfection of the world. I know this task is impossible, but I think that with him in office we will improve the environment and our place in the world. It will be a more perfect union, and that is all we can hope for.
I have a friend staying with me. We stay up late drinking wine. I smoke cigarettes and he lectures me. We talk about what's going on in our lives, and it is good to have constant company, someone who knows me so well.
Last night we had some wine and I started making this poster. It was strange, because I usually work alone, but good because I've been wanting to do this for months. My little contribution, show of support. It is an overly idealistic poster--I know that of course; my deeply-rooted pessimistic outlook accompanies that absurd idealism. I posted it with an invite to an Obama event and I realized that I wanted to show my art: this is something I do on occasion, and something I want to do more of. It is a strange feeling, to want to assert your existence even when you are unsure of it.