Somehow I can’t get this line out of my head. WE ARE THE DEAD.  I first cam across that line from the famous Orwell novel 1984, which takes place in a world where freedom is virtually outlawed and everyone lives under constant surveillance by seemingly invisible eyes.  The title refers to the year 1984, when …

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Eyes on Me

June 12, 2015

  
Former U.S. NSA employee turned national traitor and fugitive Edward Snowden has confirmed what George Orwell had long prophesied through his novel 1984- that Big Brother is watching us.

Initially this was to be a woodcut print but the plywood is not a good surface for carving.  I ended up making few base lines through the tough wood and then just rolled some black ink over it, and left it at that.

Big Brother

November 21, 2013

eye

2013
Ink on Bristol
11×17

With all the fiasco about government spying and CCTVs and YouTube making privacy more and more difficult to protect, it is pretty clear that George Orwell’s haunting vision outlined in his famous novel 1984 is becoming more closer to reality.

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There was an interesting quote from an old Asian lore about “to throw a pearl at a swine,” which means that something valuable as a pearl is deemed worthless at the hands of the reckless and the ungrateful. There is also an expression “old money” and “new money”. “Old money” referring to wealth that was …

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