Papers, Please

This is the box top for my Fresh Off The Boat Special Edition of the Game of LIFE.  Last week the Social Security show over at the Kirkland Arts Center came to a close.  I intended to put my piece into storage today, so I thought I’d snap a few photos before it went into hibernation.  Right after I took these, a puppy named Eleanor decided to smash the box top.  I take it she’s pro immigration reform or simply doesn’t like my art.  I explained to her that her aggression would not stand.  She responded by gathering sticks, all the while continuing to mock me.

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Don’t worry, I’m still all riled up about immigration-related issues.  Lately I’ve been following the conversation over at Define American.  There’s good stuff there, including a compelling video on Jose Antonio Vargas, the Pulitzer Prize winning journalist who recently came out as an undocumented, or “illegal” immigrant.

Immigration wasn’t the only sociopolitical issue under the lens at Social Security, there were plenty to poke and prod at.  If you didn’t get a chance to check out the show, you can read more about it here:

Artists re-imagine ‘The Game of Life’ in satirical exhibitionThe Seattle Times

“Social Security” An art exhibition engages the worldArt and Politics Now

KAC Exhibit Probes Tough Political QuestionsKirkland Patch

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