For my Occupy the Dollhouse exhibit at Artomatic, I decided to include some photos that I took from the actual Occupation sites just so visitors can see my inspiration for the series. This piece is a collage of photos I took of the Occupy DC site in McPherson Square. (Here’s one tidbit. Among the photos is one of the Reverend Jesse Jackson that I took the day he visited Occupy DC in person.) Here is my label description of this piece.
Location: McPherson Square
Current Status as of May 18, 2012: The National Park Service issued a ban on camping yet permitted the protesters to leave their tents up as an expression of their Freedom of Speech rights as expressed in the First Amendment to the Constitution. The protesters are now prohibited from putting in the tents sleeping bags or anything else that a person could use to sleep in.
Since I wrote that label, Occupy DC has decided to formally close the encampment at McPherson Square with a good-bye ceremony being held this weekend.
Now through June 23 you’ll be able to see and purchase print versions of these photos at Artomatic 2012 in Crystal City, Virginia. The Occupy the Dollhouse exhibit is located on the 10th floor in room 166.