Post #1232 – Strategies of Distraction

Strategies of Distraction is a piece of cut paper collage art using images taken from vintage magazines and other ephemera that are hand cut with an xacto knife and then dry adhered to paper using a gel medium. It was influenced by Noam Chomsky and his strategies of manipulation, specifically the media diverting public interest away from important issues (such as the refugee crisis and global warming) by flooding continuous distractions of insignificant information (celebrity culture) as a way of social control.  The original is roughly 10 inches wide by 15 inches tall (not including matte and frame) and was completed October 2016.

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