Saturday, July 10, 2010
"Pay No Attention to that Man Behind the Curtain"
"Pay no Attention..." (reference to the man behind the curtain from the Wizard of Oz)
Mixed Media: Acrylic paint, construction paper, bits of string and some newspaper.
This particular piece was inspired by the song "Giants" by Five Iron Frenzy. The lyrics are below:
When no one looks the clouds come rolling in, And under darkened skies the buildings grow big teeth and eyes. They breathe and walk through unending doors, Eating restaurants, and barbershops, and hardware stores. With catch phrases and jingles stealing, Steal and concrete lies, The corridors of Babylon are craning for the skies. Chorus: Who's behind the curtain anyway, Who pulls the levers and tells the lies? Giants roam the land today, Gaining dominance with every stride. Oh don't you cry for the mom and pops, Nothing but dry eyes for integrity's demise. Hulking machines grind as whistles blow, Corporate Darwinism crushes everything below. Advances in efficiency increasing productivity, Are narrowing the margin for liberty. This house is haunted by the ghost of Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations and the further death of innocence. To rule the world, the desire of every man, The earth is shaking, There are giants in the land. (Down with the giants x4) See the blood red sun is rising, On the broken carnage from the darkest days. Giants locked together arm and arm, Pushing all the meek out of the way.