the guy on the cell phone. a common observation from daily life. surely, if industry is going to progress, it will be including some form of handheld communication device.
a row of buildings and smoking factories in the background meant to represent lafayette (or any industry-driven midwestern town)
gears and hydraulic assembly line robots with a motor in the background representing the melding of old machinery and new tech.
i always carry over a lot of imagery from previous work. the gears, crane hook, pulleys and motors are from the robots on n river rd. the cell phone guy is a nod at 3rd and romig. as are the birds which are also in the attica mural along with the damask pattern that's in the background. the brick, the assembly line robots, and the diego rivera, are all new stencils. the flying birds have shown up on a lot of my assemblage work, as have the pink flower pattern and the row buildings and factories. the diamond plate shows up in the robots on n. river rd and also at cross fit west lafayette. print collage and repeatable imagery is great way to present the jumbled, often meandering, narratives of contemporary life.