Artist's Statements About Individual Works

Politics I: Texas Style Computer-generated inkjet print on paper • 17 x 26 • 2003

Printer: Leigh Imaging, Princeton, N.J.

‘Warns of what can happen when a certain type of individual has almost unlimited power. Even before his misdeeds escalated under the authority of his U.S. presidency, George W. Bush was known in some circles as the biggest serial killer in the history of the state of Texas. Included are 152 “BU--SH--!” logotypes, one for each person executed under the 5-year reign of “Governor Death.” (Bush approved executions despite “ineffective counsel [e.g., a defense attorney who slept during the trial], conflict of interest, mitigating evidence, even actual evidence of innocence.”) It is notable that 57 of the decisions were based on inadequate and cursory briefings prepared by now Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales. Too bad we didn’t know how big this flag might be under the reign of President Death. — New York Times, June 15, 2003