Doug Glovaski Statement
My series called “Mechanisms” started when I was thinking about how things work and all the “machinery” that goes into getting something done or built, in particular as it applies to our country’s politics. To get anything started seems like an enormous task involving many characters. One thing has to happen before the next thing can happen, which means that unless that thing is moving, nothing will happen. So you have all this machinery moving and whirling and making a lot of noise; usually, though, it doesn’t do anything except look impressive. This all reminded me of how ineffective and broken our political system seems to be—a sort a Rube Goldberg contraption that is very clever but over engineered and convoluted in its function. Of course, this metaphor can be applied to many other things in life. To me, however, politics is the most enticing artistic target.