Friday, May 2, 2008

Collage Piece



                                                                Devlin Thompson
Waka! Waka! Waka! Waka!
Adhesive paper, enameled metal door
1979, 1981

                                                                ARTIST'S STATEMENT

      In this piece, I have attempted to make a statement about world hunger through repurposing commercially available "bubble-gum card stickers" portraying popular actors and video game characters to create an imagined scenario in which "Pac-Man", having no access to the "power pellets"  that constitute his/its normal diet, is forced instead to consume "Commander Adama." To subtly reinforce the food theme, I chose as my substrate an actual refrigerator door still in use at the time, so that the viewer would be forced to contemplate the image before every  meal or snack.  Not shown: several subsequent image groupings on the same door, involving "Spider-Man", an  orange cow, "Blinky the Ghost" (famed nemesis of Pac-Man), and magnets displaying pictures of food and the telephone number of a local pizzeria .

4 comments:

jim said...

oh no!

pac man's fixin to wipe out the spirit of salvation

somebody stop him before it's too late

Kirk D. said...

ha! I used those same pac-man stickers in my artwork too, but it never occurred to me to combine sticker series. Brilliant!

klon said...

Does Pac-Man imitate Fozzy when he's out of Power-Pellets?

SARAHSPY said...

ah yes i was definitely feeling the world hunger bit on this one.

loving your blog. :)