Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Progress or Chaos?

Edith Chamberlain, 1965

Artist (Acrylic on Art Board 18"X14") , Framed in ash.

Conflictism, Youngstown School of Art

The age old conflict between the power of the bible and Freud's theory of rocket envy are presented in this work by Chamberlain -- attributed to the artists 'wonder' years. It is a global message that asks are our hands meant for prayer, or... are they capable of helping humanity to blast off? All the while a disembodied eye (possibly God, possibly the artist's father) spies through the key hole of contempt and damnation at the bravado of mankind and his misuse of the adage to 'know thyself' .

Progress or Chaos was found by a garbage can in Youngstown Ohio. It joined BAMOO in 1999 and is part of the BAMOO Permanent Collection.
 

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2 comments:

  1. send this to tom cruise NOW! isn't this his religion?

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  2. A glorious Chamberlain! Fantastic!

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