Washed Out Visual art by Gretchen Gales

Political Climate (Hopes and Dreams Crushed in the USA) - All I Do Is Win

I have always photographed things that catch my eye, especially the more mundane or overlooked those things might be. I am particularly drawn to views of nature, sky & ground and abstracted objects found in urban settings. The act of photography is spontaneous for me, utilizing my iPhone to record details of my environment as I notice them.

This was one of two crushed cans I photographed in the street during the 2016 Presidential campaign and election. It still reflects on Trump’s influence in the current political climate.

Jennifer Weigel is a multi-disciplinary mixed-media conceptual artist. Weigel utilizes a wide range of media to convey her ideas, including assemblage, drawing, fibers, installation, jewelry, painting, performance, photography and video. Much of her work touches on themes of beauty, identity (especially gender identity), memory & forgetting, and institutional critique. Weigel’s art has been exhibited nationally in all 50 states and has won numerous awards.​

 

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