“Whatever it is I’m against it”- Groucho Marx
“All you need is love”- The Beatles
This work samples art history and hypothesizes “chance meetings” of images which have everything and nothing in common. It generates blind dates between images and ideologies from art of the past several hundred years. I love the auras that images project onto each other. I am interested in this because I believe visual ideologies are virtual stand ins for the political and moral ideologies which result in real rather than virtual battles. I am fascinated that Barack Obama and Dick Cheney are distant cousins and that Hitler, Stalin and Freud lived within a few miles of each other in early 20th century Vienna- or that Hitler, Churchill and Eisenhower were all amateur landscape painters. I’m fascinated by nears misses and strange connections which in my art form virtual alternative universes.