“Artists to my mind are the real architects of change, and not the political legislators who implement change after the fact.” ― William S. Burroughs
I’m an enthusiastic proponent of art as an engine of social change. A picture is worth a thousand words and that ease of transmitting a message through visual media has been continually used by individual artists and in mass propaganda. Hence social artworks are not always for the greater good. They are simply the organ or soapbox of their author or their author’s puppet master. Since crewing on a peace boat when I was 18 years old I have firmly believed in direct action. My ‘Experimental Art’ degree further influenced me to create artworks with a social purpose. These artworks are my soapbox upon which I often use humour or whimsy to present my ideals . I hope you will perceive them as a force for good. They appear roughly in chronological order from 1987 to today.