Jubilee ( a state-of-the-nation update)
( painted sheep skull ( Rough Fell breed ) with dried sheep faeces )
c. Michael St.Mark, Dec 31st 2012
Work is refined & varnished. Includes glass display case.
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London Dada social commentary work to round off the Queen’s diamond jubilee year of 2012.
Concrete work inspired by the quote from rock legend Frank Zappa;
” Until you change yourselves from subjects to citizens, you’re always going to be eating shit”
” Monarch and subject”
– every piece of oppressive govt. legislation gets guaranteed royal assent ( the bejewelled nod )..
” Art, for us, is not an end in itself, but an opportunity to express true perception and criticism of the times in which we live” – Hugo Ball, founder of Dada, 1916
Some educational quotes from Frank Z.; http://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/22302.Frank_Zappa
Reposted from 2007, “White Christmas” – a temporary public artwork
c. Art Axis
Re-post from last year. Ideal Christmas day inbox e-card for those heavily reliant on making merry with meat at yuletide. The grim meathook reality at the moment for millions of battery birds and factory-farmed animals… is that you must die to be eaten in celebration of the birth of someone who advocated ” Thou shalt not kill”
London Dada says Go Nut Roast this Christmas – you know it makes at least bowel cancer-avoidance sense.
In a callous and uncivilized society the weak & the innocent have few rights.
– The unborn, the elderly, animals ..-
Peppa Pig Advent Calender ( re-post from 2011 )
” No words, could ever describe the hate I feel for these men…who sacrifice life for no ideal – just the id.”