Playing To WIN
The question of how one wins and why can be essential
to understanding the collective character of a country or that
of a single individual. The answers begin to reveal themselves
not only in elections (if they are held at all), but sports, lotteries,
video games, childrens playground activities, relationships
and the simple board game. Questions concerning morality, identity,
patriotism, class, race and ethnicity can enter this inquiry.
To win, can be a beautiful outward expression of luck, or skills
attained through disciple and work, yet when it comes due to unfair
or dishonest practices, it can undermine the positive qualities
of a person and or a nation. Winning can shine so brightly as
a goal that it can become a blinding force.
Using motifs from classic board games, as well as
lotto tickets, playing cards, and game related quotes, images
were created while pondering the phrase playing to WIN.
Painting, silkscreen printing, gum Arabic transfer,
linoleum printing, drawing, and stamping are some of the processes
utilized in these mixed media works. There are over 24 pieces
in this series.
Aziza Claudia Gibson-Hunter