Thursday, November 14, 2013
When I see Roman Art I immediately think of fancy banquets and the excess in all forms. America of course is viewed as the modern Rome. The American public including writers like Gore Vidal have been for the longest time talking about America’s link and similarities and growth toward the Roman Empire. While Hollywood puts out a steady dose of sword and sandal epics for the viewing public to make the same association. In my work I feel I am showing this link in a new media. By engaging the iconic image of the Caesar I feel I am showing the degradation, the excess that is America and Rome.