Uplink Detail Tote Bag
Work based on detail from original painting: Uplink, 1999, enamel and varnish on birch plywood construction, 36 x 69 in., The District of Columbia City Hall Art Collection.
Learn more about the work at: https://www.behance.net/gallery/10657349/Uplink
This is painted by hand... No computers were used, just tiny brushes and a lot of time. That's sort of the point... to make images by hand that in subtle ways are more endearing than what a computer could make because of the human interaction they are flawed. There's more than a bit of irony in the fact that I'm uploading this to the internet for you to see. The quest for "perfection" has become a cornerstone of our culture. Advertisers and marketing experts routinely use consumers' faith in the analytically reasoned truths of science and optimism generated by technological progress as tools for manipulating the secular marketplace. They play to and prey on the public's hopes, dreams, fears and insecurities. The great consumption machine provides perfect answers in the form of perfect futuristic products offered to rescue or revive our imperfect lives. Wayne Edson Bryan's paintings challenge the fundamental premises of the consumer culture by using many of the same subliminal visual tools to embrace the antithesis of pre-packaged perfection: the defects; the accidents; the waywardness; and the imperfectability of human nature.
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