This was the piece that started the thought process of the Olympic rings and how the games weighted heavily on the tax payers.
It seemed a shame that the so many had to
pay for the elite few to participate and benefit.
Certainly the Provincial Liberal Funding Cuts to the Arts Education and Health is a terrible price to pay.
Isn’t there a better way for humanity to grow ?
Yesterday it was a democratic society with freedom of speech... Now one wonders.
"The artist shall at all times refrain from making any negative or derogatory remarks respecting VANOC, the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Olympic movement generally, Bell and/or other sponsors associated with VANOC."
Before this Directive was issued I was working this sculpture for an exhibition at the
Penticton Art Gallery. about what the arts community think, pro or con, about the Olympics....
Tax Burden .. 2009
Made from blocks of cedar, steel,
Cross platform of Oak Plywood
Size 6’ x 40” x 24”
The nails and screws enhance the blue and green rings.
which represent Health, Education and Arts cut backs....
the Red ring represents the Athletics and
the Yellow ring represents the Politics
niether of which have been nailed and screwed.
The metal on a ribbon, hanging around the neck of the inukshuk reads
“Tax Burden Award”