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The Big Cover- Up

by Diane Bush

NY

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As an activist artist, I have explored many ways to make my photography relevant. Trained during a time when we were labeled "Concerned Photographers," I use macro photography to capture 1/15 of a second fractures of TV broadcast time to create satirical work about society and politics. I then use bleach on the surface of my prints to further deconstruct the images. This project is a progressive step in the evolution of a 20 year use of TV culture as my source of imagery.  With this project I have taken those bleached (now abstract) images and transferred them to a beautiful woven blanket, sometimes cutting a gash in the center and hemming the frayed edges, to make a poncho. My Project, "The Big Cover Up," will serve several purposes: It will provide allow the public to make a connection between art and politics, life, and reality; give the American public the opportunity to see performance art as inspired by my exposure to 1970's British street Agit-Art, and best but not last, it will provide a tool to the Occupiers and other 99% protesters that will allow them privacy, warmth and safety during winter and spring encampment months. Blankets will be produced in limited editions per design, making them highly collectible. 

 

 

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    • November 19, 2012 Diane Bush Artist

      for more activity, check out my regular UPDATES.

    • May 13, 2012 Diane Bush Artist

      Dear Peeps! Cards, pins, books, and prints are going in the mail each weekend, and soon everyone will have been "perked"! This month I attended my first and very lovely peaceful protest on May Day, with the small but sincere OCCUPY protesters. Great weather and great slogans! By late June, I should be creating new blanket designs, and by July I should have some solid travel plans for the fall. Stay tuned!

    • May 13, 2012 Diane Bush Artist

      Dear Peeps! Cards, pins, books, and prints are going in the mail each weekend, and soon everyone will have been "perked"! This month I attended my first and very lovely peaceful protest on May Day, with the small but sincere OCCUPY protesters. Great weather and great slogans! By late June, I should be creating new blanket designs, and by July I should have some solid travel plans for the fall. Stay tuned!

    • March 24, 2012 Diane Bush Artist

      Here is a picture of the labels I am having embroidered. I will sign and number each limited edition blanket. There will be 10 blankets made from each designed blanket. There will be no more than 10 different designs. I hope to make some newer designs of bleached out faces that better reflect a national interest, as opposed to the regional ones I have now.

    • March 09, 2012 Diane Bush Artist

      We have met our minimum goal, but to expand our project with more blankets, more video time, and more cities, I am pushing forward and asking everyone to keep spreading the word about this project. We have 23 more days to fund raise, so I am not stopping here! We are all on this amazing team, and together we will be creating art, providing warmth and security to seniors, kids, and everyone who braves the police and elements to exercise our greatest gift: free speech. Thank you, ALL!

    • March 06, 2012 Diane Bush Artist

      Thanks to "someone" for their donation. This just shows how a community of people can get the job done, with small individual efforts combing for the greater good. Every bit helps! Thanks, again!

    • February 23, 2012 Diane Bush Artist

      The Buffalo team is stepping up to the plate....Las Vegas may still lag behind! Checks are in the mail, and we have time to surpass the goal, add locations, and add blankets. I have been taking the prototype with me everywhere, while I await new blankets, and the versatility is tremendous, as a cover, a pillow, a shield, a nursing cover, and a fashion statement! etc....everyone loves the look and feel of the "product".

    • February 21, 2012 Diane Bush Artist

      Thanks to Anonymous for your donation! Every dollar helps!

    • February 21, 2012 Diane Bush Artist

      The response to this project has been amazing! We are almost at the $2,000 mark, as mailed in checks get mailed and delivered, including a generous $500 donation from Japan! I don't know how to sing the Japanese national anthem, but I'm sure they have one....and I am sure someone will send me a link! Keep the donations coming, the more funds, the more cities, the more ponchos to give away!

    • February 19, 2012 Diane Bush Artist

      Canada is now represented in my team of supporters! Yahoo!!!!....I actually broke out in song! We of past border lives will always know the national anthem of Canada! Thank you, Oh Canada!

    • February 18, 2012 Diane Bush Artist

      This weekend we have surpassed the $1,000 mark, and I am pulling out all stops to break the $2,500 mark by Tuesday. We can do it! Then I can get back to my volunteer work (grant writing for our local non-profit art organization), and making art!

    • February 18, 2012 Diane Bush Artist

      I am going forward and ordering at least 3 more blankets this weekend...I know they will find good homes at some point, and everywhere I go, I take one with me...people are so impressed with the colors and designs that are both organic (bleach splash) and digital.

    • February 17, 2012 Diane Bush Artist

      Life is good! We are bringing in about $100 a day..and those matching funds ROCK!Not only that, but I am reconnecting to some wonderful, wonderful people out there! Keep the ball rolling!

    • February 17, 2012 Diane Bush Artist

      Las Vegas is stepping up to the plate! Thanks to my peeps in Sin City, and fellow artists who understand the struggle! New Jersey in now in the running too! Another state! Yahoo!!!! Tell your friends...lets get all 50 states represented! It only takes a dollar!

    • February 15, 2012 Diane Bush Artist

      Donations now in from Portland Oregon, and Bradenton Florida! We are global!Thank you all! Keep spreading the word!

    • February 15, 2012 Diane Bush Artist

      We have our first Las Vegas donation...but we need more! Thanks and tell your friends to chip in!

    • February 13, 2012 Diane Bush Artist

      Today we doubled donations! Thanks to my Buffalo and UK peeps! We are on our way! USA PROJECTS likes this so much, they are matching donations 1-1! So spread the word!

    • February 11, 2012 Diane Bush Artist

      A second donation from the UK...come on, Americans...all donations are being matched one to one!

    • February 09, 2012 Diane Bush Artist

      A big thanks to my fans in the UK for the first donation from my other home. I challenge the other UK Photogs to keep the ball rolling! Spread the word! get your "perks"!

    • February 05, 2012 Diane Bush Artist

      A big thanks to Jerry Ross for his donation. Jerry taught me all I ever needed to know about social responsibility and art, and rolling them both into a humorous melange that is easily digestible!

    • February 05, 2012 Diane Bush Artist

      Thanks to my first anonymous donor! I know who you are, and I know you don't want a pin for your perk..I also know how much you like pistachios!