The inspiration for this piece stemmed from the idea of a social reawakening and ultimately a reform of the uneven distribution of wealth throughout the world. The praying mantis symbolises 98% of the world’s population manifesting its self in to a collective power to take back what is theirs from the elite 2% political and business class.
Inspired by the term “turnkey totalitarianism” coined by Julian Sanchez in response to the latest US and UK government hacking scandal.
“the appropriate question is whether the creation of a system of surveillance perilously alters that balance too far in the direction of government control, whether or not we have problems with the current use of that system. We might imagine a system of compulsory cameras installed in homes, activated only by warrant, being used with scrupulous respect for the law over many years. The problem is that such an architecture of surveillance, once established, would be difficult to dismantle, and prove too potent a tool of control if it ever fell into the hands of people who — whether through panic, malice, or a misguided confidence in their own ability to secretly judge the public good — would seek to use it against us.”
This Illustration was made in response to a tedtalk.com video on neo evolution. which is in essence is creating artificial mutations in the human genome to customise are strength, stamina, intelligence etc. scary yet interesting stuff.
Harvey Fineberg: Are we ready for neo-evolution?
A promotional poster for APG works: a sheffield based screen printing, framing, and gallery
A proposed poster, designed for a UK Art House Cinema festival. The concept behind this was to explore how Art House films can influence people to self reflect on there own lives, as well as a common theme explored by Art House film about the fragility of the human psyche. The broken crack through the face is supposed to represent a broken mirror/mind
This was made in to response to corporate tax evasion. The image is of the infamous prohibition crime lord Al Capone. The rationale behind this was the connection of how Capone had an illegal empire that was tightly intwined with in the law and government, allowing him to become so powerful. All be it a small raket compared with the neo-colonialist, criminal empire of the tax heven networks today.