Contemporary Artist Creates Art With A Strong Statement Against Us Financial System

How does a visual artist portray her feelings and contempt for the major players in the collapse of Wall Street and Main Street America? With her latest painting titled, “Liberty and Justice for Who???”
Oct. 25, 2008 - PRLog -- Contemporary Artist Megan Aroon Duncanson, also known as MADART, feels strongly, as many US “Main Street” citizens do, that the current economic system is blatantly geared toward only the top 5% of wealth in this country.  

So, How does a visual artist portray her feelings and contempt for the major players in the collapse of Wall Street and Main Street America?  With her latest painting titled, “Liberty and Justice for Who???”  This is a painting that sends a powerful message aimed at the “liberties” afforded to the wall street financial companies and CEO’s, who have used and abused the system to their own benefit, at the expense of the lower and middle class.  

At first glance the painting appears to be a contemporary/pop style painting depicting the statue of liberty.  But upon closer examination the meaning and message of the painting is much deeper and darker.  Her use of Wall Street Sticker symbols and names in strategically placed parts of the Statue and city buildings is worth a thousand words and then some.  But, most notable is the “Golden Parachute” lifting the tearful Statue out of the midst of the chaos created by these very companies bailing out with their “Golden Parachute”.  Obviously this raises the very question of “Liberty and Justice for Who???”  

The plaque nestled safely in the Statue’s arm is another sad example of the woeful state of the economy.  A house symbol with the words “for sale” and “foreclosed” sits above the date, Setember 29th, 2008.  A date that aptly coincides with the Ticker number emblazoned on the Statue’s crown: INDU -777.68.  

A green and white tattered flag atop one of the buildings presents a forlorn site that accurately depicts the sentiment of most Americans regarding the current economic situation.   The 50 stars are replaced by a smattering of dollar symbols that are also spread strategically throughout other areas of the painting.

There are little details throughout the painting that constantly draw the viewer back to the message and the ultimate question addressed in the title.

As a political statement this painting has a strong message that begs the question “where are the liberties for ALL of America, not just the rich and privileged?”  This is a must see work of art that will become known as a symbol for the frustration and disappointment towards our government and financial sector that has let Main Street America down.  

Megan Duncason is an artist to watch, and see what new and powerful messages/statements she creates with her Artistic vision.

To View this painting and other MADART visit her website:
Megan Aroon Duncanson
PO Box 1296
Ward Cove, AK  99928  
(907) 254-1171  
Fax: (907) 225-1173
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Tags:Politics, Government, Finance, Money, Statue Of Liberty, Wall Street, Main Street, Flag, United States, Greed
Industry:Politics, Financial
Location:Ketchikan - Alaska - United States
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