Motorcycle Cop Owns Obstacle Course. Bob and Joe The big fight. Drawing. In many ways, all art is about selection.
Whether representational or non-representational, imaginary or abstracted from reality — visual art is about choices of what to show and what not to show. So, for that matter, is writing, music and all other forms of communication and expression. Ever since bottom-line mandates turned “news” into “infotainment”, and Justin Bieber’s latest pimple became more “newsworthy” than ongoing conflicts that affect millions, it’s been easy to forget how selective reporting can be, particularly within a cacophony of information sources. Significant numbers of American and British soldiers remain stationed in Afghanistan and Iraq. Life goes on in these places — conflict continues, people die, other people live.