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Bob Trotman
North Carolina

Artist Statement Submitted 2020

Working most in wood, I see my efforts in relation to the vernacular traditions of carved religious figures, ship’s figureheads, and the so-called “show figures” found outside shops in the nineteenth century. However, as a contemporary artist, I want to use this tradition as a point of departure for satirical commentary on the workings of money and power in America today. I am particularly interested the corrosive effects of corporate capitalism on politics and society.

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