Monday, October 6, 2008

Post-Industrial Art

Kiwimomo, a 21-year-old art student, offers her interpretation of deindustrialization via her blog, Peachy BoomSHACALACA:

"Deindustrialization of America — this was my interpretation of it. I did this for my Digital Illustration class...I first did it in pen, then water colored it, scanned it and edited it on Photoshop.

"I interpreted the deindustrialization of America by referring to the opposite of it — the Industrial Revolution, in which America was known as the 'land of opportunity.' However, as the U.S. consumer culture grew, increasingly U.S manufacturing and facilities are done outside of the country, which in turn caused a few major decreases in jobs. I used China for [an] example, seeing that most of the objects Americans own are made in China...With deindustrialization, the U.S. is left with manufactured goods produced from outside of the U.S. for consumers to buy, rather than a load of job opportunities."

1 comment:

  1. Hey, are you trying to bait me? Well it ain't gonna work. Peach is my favorite color. This is the most beautiful object d'art I've gazed upon since that 50 ft. tall mustard colored metal sculpture in Riverbank Park. You know, the one that tipped over in 40 mile an hour winds. That was a beaut.

    If I only had the money I would have a mural of this painted on the side of the Hyatt.

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for commenting. You might enjoy my book about Flint called "Teardown: Memoir of a Vanishing City," a Michigan Notable Book for 2014 and a finalist for the 33rd Annual Northern California Book Award for Creative NonFiction. Filmmaker Michael Moore described Teardown as "a brilliant chronicle of the Mad Maxization of a once-great American city." More information about Teardown is available at www.teardownbook.com.