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Democratic Spine


Democratic Spine ©2008 Emily Duffy Photo by Sibila Savage

Dimensions: 14″ x 14″ x 9″

Description: A mini coffin with a truncated human spine lays in a bed of velvet. The coffin is covered with quotes by Progressive, Democrats both recent and from history.

Materials: Wood, parchment reproductions of the Bill of Rights, burgundy velvet, metal hardware, paper, amber varnish.

Cross-Posted on my BLOG (where you can see larger images) and at DailyKos.

Bush’s Blue Dress


Bush’s Blue Dress ©2008 Emily Duffy Photo by Sibila Savage

Cross-posted at my blog (where you can see larger images) and on Docudharma)

Dimensions: 58″x40″.

Description: Dress sewn of cut parchment replicas of the U.S. Constitution with blood stain over heart. (Started in 2008)

A hanger with American flag fabric and an eagle on it.

Materials: Like a lovely framed painting one might see in the National Gallery, the background fabric is burgundy brocade with fringe, velvet edges and gold braid nailed onto the wall. Gold metal hooks and grommets (in background fabric) hold the fabric and hanger up.

Dishonorable Mention


Dishonorable Mention ©2008 Emily Duffy Photo by Sibila Savage

Dimensions: 56″ x 20″

Description: Oversized American flag award ribbon with presidential seal and articles of Impeachment from Bill Clinton’s term contrasted with the documented, yet not acted-upon,  impeachable offenses committed by George W. Bush.

Materials: Three American flags, Acetate, gold trim, iron on transfer of Presidential Seal, plastic needlepoint grid.

See larger views of the artwork on my blog BLOG . Cross-posted there and at DailyKos.

Lost Treasure


Lost Treasure ©2008 Emily Duffy Photo by Sibila Savage

Cross-posted at my blog.

Dimensions: 29″ x 29″ x 21″

Description: Small wood coffin filled with gold soldiers and coins. Inside, lid has an abused reproduction of the Bill of Rights (burned, torn, dragged through the mud, bled on) and an American flag on outside. Base has pertinent news clippings.

Materials: Wood, velvet, metal, paper, toy soldiers, gold coins (plastic) gold metallic paint, amber varnish.  

Constitutional Doublecross


Constitutional Doublecross ©2008 Emily Duffy Photo by Sibila Savage

Dimensions: 58.75″ x 41.25″ x 4.50″.

Description: Paper cross mounted on maroon velvet in gold wood frame.

Materials: Wood, shredded of reproductions the U.S. Constitution and relevant newspaper clippings (woven together), velvet, gold paint, GOP logo, glass beads.

Midas Touch


Midas Touch ©2008 Emily Duffy Photo by Sibila Savage

Dimensions: 42″ x 24″ x 8″

Description: A wedge-shaped wall hanging simulates a cliff. A toy gas tanker is about to topple off the edge while a chain of elephants (collaged in the U.S. Constitution, and GOP applique patches) march across it’s back. Oversized soldiers defend the tanker. The strata of the cliff is built up from a mound of soldiers, military equipment, then gas-guzzling automobiles.

Materials: Plastic toys, metal, paper, plaster, wood, gold metallic paint, reproductions of the U.S. Constitution, Republican Party logo patches.

Cross Posted at Elephant in the Room (Go there for larger views of images if you wish.)

My Sculptural Gift to the GOP (Part 1)

Thanks to nightprowlkitty for telling me about this very cool site. I’m pleased to meet you all and to share my current project. I’m a fine artist working primarily in mixed media sculpture right now. I’m about to have my first solo show of extremely political artwork. I’ve been pre-exhibiting the work online because most folks won’t have a chance to see the work in person. I’m happy to share it with you on nightprowlkitty’s suggestion. Here is the first installment:

Cross Posted at Elephant in the Room (Go there for larger views of images if you wish.)

I’m an artist first and a political blogger second. Sometimes, especially in the past eight years (youknowwhy) I’ve had to put my art second, behind my activism, which I don’t like to do. Other times having art-making as an expressive outlet has probably kept my head from exploding. Like you poll wonks, and policy writers I’m using my personal skills to help win our country back. Art is a less represented method of activism here on DailyKos but there are many artists among our community.

I’d like to share with you the first in a series of sculptures I’ve been working on since 2003. The actual artwork will be on exhibit in October (near one of the nation’s largest Marine bases) but since most of you won’t be able to get to Joshua Tree, CA to see it, I’m sharing it online now. I’m hoping it will help change votes, minds, hearts, and inspire progressive action and CHANGE/HOPE/PROGRESS!