Hot Dog!

5 12 2010

IMG_8514 This piece is a response to an assignment in Art Foundations. The students were asked to select 20 magazine pages without thinking too much about what they were selecting. They were then asked to edit them down to twelve using a more discerning and analytical approach. Finally, they were asked to make an intervention in the images to re-direct or undermine the original message. The student who did this piece used the hotdog, shown in the baggy to the right in the photo, as an iconic paintbrush and painted the US flag across the twelve images. The hotdog has smears of the colours still on it. He used the hotdog as an emblem of extreme consumerism and consumption, typical of western, and specifically US society. The presence of the hotdog makes the piece.


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