The reserved area that separates opposing lanes of traffic
OUTCAST'S MEDIAN Mixed media on canvas 55.5" X 79"
"Outcast's Median" is a complex abstract autobiography visually documenting being "the median" between the highway of hierarchical consumerist materialism and the dirt road of struggle and starvation. The road trip of an altruistic artist is to identify crossroads, create bridges, cross the lines of communication, pave resolution, erase "road rage", deconstruct monetary roadblocks, and increase the positive flow of traffic.
Abstract communication of this complex subject matter required developing a collaborative alphabet incorporating compositional proportions, colour theory, words and identifiable symbols in concert with associative mixed media elements strategically organized to define the physical and psychological aspects inherent in societal boundaries. Elements such as caution and electrical tape, green glitter paper, easter egg foil and paint tube casings have specific metaphors that "drive" the drama.