Artists can have an impact on people's perceptions of politics by presenting ideas visually. I was called to do just that in a recent collaboration with several family members.
"The Fable of the Sun and the Wind" video is based on the Aesop fable in which the sun and the wind have a competition to prove their power by demonstrating who can cause a man to remove his coat. Is it by by sheer violent force of the wind, or by the gentle persuasion of the sun?
I was asked to produce the artwork for this short video. Given the helplessness I've been feeling in the current political environment of our country I jumped at the chance. It proved fruitful in more ways than one... a meaningful family collaboration resulted n a lovely video and my skills were pushed in an exciting new direction. It also produced two new images for my line of Luminette nightlights. I look forward to more.