Collage

HOOKER_JOHN_3

 

MASSASOIT IN MISSOURI

digital print, oil paint

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOOKER_JOHN_1

 

WASHINGTON SPIROGRAPH

digital print, colored pencil

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

franklin_14x18

 

BEN’S EPIC FAIL

digital print

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOOKER_JOHN_2

 

COPLEY PAINTING

digital print, acrylic paint

 

 

 

 

 

MCFLURRY, 2012MCFLURRY

After The Wreck of the Hope (1823) by Casper David Freidrich.

 

 

UNTITLED

After Listening to the Sphinx (1863) by Elihu Vedder.

 

 

BIG BOY

digital print

 

 

 

 

 

 

BRANSON CRAFT MALL, MISSOURI

After Cross in the Mountains (1805) by Casper David Friedrich.

 

DELIVERY

After the Mount Rushmore National Memorial (1927-1941) by Gutzon Borglum and the destruction of the Buddhas of Bamiyan, Afghanistan, by the Taliban.

 

MY LOVE, YOUR LOVE

photo album, newspaper text

For the traveling book exhibition The Love Library I created a photo album of my wedding labeled with passages from a New York Times article about the heated Malawian public response to a gay wedding. The incongruous responses to love are troubling.

 

 

METRO MAP X

The transit maps of major metropolitan areas linked together as if a traveller could enter a station in Sydney and arrive in New York via St. Petersburg and Berlin.


SHOP AT MAO’S

collage, acrylic paint

In 2007 The Kansas City Star published an editorial lambasting the department store Macy’s for using the communist red star as their new corporate logo. With the amount of Chinese products on Macy’s shelves the emblem seemed perfectly appropriate.

 

 

I’M LOVING IT?

collage

In 1904 Tui Manua was the last Samoan matai (chief) to sign a treaty with the U.S. and therefore confirmed  creation of the new American territory. By the 2004 centennial the McDonald’s on the small Polynesian island was one of the most profitable restaurants in the chain worldwide. The restaurant reproduced my original painting, i’m lovin’ it? (2004), in a newspaper advertisement without my permission.