Dadaism is my current inspiration. Dadaism is an art movement of the European avant-garde in the early 20th century. Dadaism developed in reaction to World War I, the Dada movement consisted of artists who rejected the logic, reason, and aestheticism of modern capitalist society, instead of expressing nonsense and irrationality in their works. The art of the movement spanned visual, literary, and sound media, including collage, sound poetry, cut-up writing, and sculpture. Dadaist artists expressed their discontent toward violence, war, and nationalism, and maintained political affinities with radical left-
wing and far-left politics. My new collage series screams protest, feminism, and my own form of Dadaism which falls firmly under the Pop Art category of today. I challenge the viewer to reconsider political views, social norms, pushing the limits of political correctness. I laughed a lot while creating these pieces. And while there will be those that may not agree with this form of art, perhaps, understanding my inspiration will provide more insight.
Dadaism as a movement had explicitly political overtones – a reaction to the senseless slaughter of the trenches of WWI. It essentially declared war against war, countering the absurdity of the establishment's descent into chaos with its own kind of nonsense. In this time of POST Trump, January 6th Commissions, the overthrow of Roe vs Wade, Dadaism inspired
me to think outside the box in style and to keep a sense humor during these very dark times in American
history. I have done the same here with our current climate in American Politics. Enjoy...