gouache on paper
9" x 12"
Birds recur as tropes in my work, the eagle, the penguin and now the Tweeter. Each one chosen for the depth of cultural symbolism engendered; the eagle endlessly popular as representative of a nation or corporation’s strength, the penguin with it’s tidy tuxedo as upper class wealth and now the blue Twitter bird, as a democratic flock endemic as the once abundant passenger pigeon. This painting suggests that somehow the MAGA trope’s feedback mechanism has backfired and patriotism has enlisted a flock of Hitchcockian tweetians to harass and confuse the blue suited king of tweets.