January 24, 2019

Headlines (January 5-11, 2020), 18 by 19 inches, acrylic, graphite and image transfers on unstretched canvas, 2020

In the studio: This painting explores current news and events and especially the ways in which the media covers these events. I contrast mass media’s techniques of propaganda and distraction to the “real” or validated reports and investigative journalism. This image is created by layering text and acrylic paint. The center depiction of the M-Q9 Reaper Drone that murdered Soleimani, is a diversion that was created or promoted to draw attention away from the other important headlines which remain in the background.