Another Pilot Down: The Artwork of George Gonzalez

Monday, July 12, 2010

New Art! "Executioner" has now been released!!

It has been awhile, hasn’t it?

Do people still read my blog? ..this thing hasn’t been updated in ages!

Well consider those days over, because I’m back and (artistically) I feel more alive than I have ever been! I have started new drawings that pick up where I left off back in the September Sessions 2008. Despite that “A Fate Like Daphne” was done earlier this year, the work was created with a certain criteria/mindset in which made it a bit more accessible than the rest of my work.

July 12th, 2010
Pencil | 11 x 14 inches

I don’t think I could find a more appropriate subject matter to attack in my latest piece than the controversial, barbaric, and outdated practice known as the death penalty. As you all know I am no stranger in using my art as tools against deranged politicians and misguided public figures. So in that sense, my latest artwork continues that tradition but it also gets down to the nitty-gritty. “Executioner” finds myself ridiculing Texas Governor Rick Perry for his stance on the death penalty. As a human rights activist, and an supporting member of the Campaign to End the Death Penalty (Denton Chapter), I find the practice to be extremely racist, while also punishing the poor, and condemns the innocent to die. However, Perry (a devoted Christian) feels otherwise. Since appointed governor he has had more than 200 executions under his belt.

I will be adding a much more in-depth analysis of “Executioner” to my Artists Notes & Commentary section of Another Pilot Down. So keep any eye on this blog or my Facebook and Twitter accounts for these updates.

Alas, as any decent artist will do.. I’m off to my next piece!
Thank you all for your kind words and support!