Thursday, May 26, 2011

The Condition of Postmodernity

This etching with aquatint print is part of the famine aspect in the series "The Four." While the vast majority of civilization's existence is filled with the suffering of the poor; a post industrial, post modern world has no reason to have even one hungry person. The gap between those lowest and highest in the economic spectrum is greater than at any point in human history. This is further exacerbated by the burden on the middle class which is forced to support both ends because of deception and greed of the rich. In the process those who are in the moral position to alleviate the pain on the poor are relegated to ignoring and avoiding them. I accuse myself as well of this hypocracy.

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