ALL AMERICA IDLE
So this originally was a painting that was in the show “Made in America” which opened at the Trust gallery in Olde City on June 4, 2010. The show was suppose to last the month of June but was shut down after two days for being “to controversial”, which I believe was just a horrible excuse to get the show out of there and make room for more expensive and less interesting art. Anyway, I had a great time coming up with the concept and painting this piece so I wanted to do more with it. The commentary for this painting is everything that’s wrong with/thriving in America in 2010. Drugs, violence, politics, television, obesity, religion, big business, etc. Also being that the first week of summer was quickly approaching I though this would make a great tee/tank. I came back to my roots for this run of shirts, got a screen burned and did the printing myself at home with water based ink.
I only printed about 20 of these in the first run to start off and didn’t really sell them, just gave them away to friends and family as a gift to kick start this brutally hot June. I am planning on printing more of these but I’m going to keep them off of this site and out of stores. I want to try and keep these pretty limited for now and then see what happens. If you really want one of these your best chance is to catch me in person or offer me a trade of something equally awesome.