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Shop for America

17 x 189”, machine and hand-stitched cotton and found textiles, 2009

artist statement

‘Our enormously productive economy demands that we make consumption our way of life, that we convert the buying and use of goods into rituals, that we seek our spiritual satisfaction and our ego satisfaction in consumption. We need things consumed, burned up, worn out, replaced and discarded at an ever-increasing rate.’                                                                                                   

                                                                            --- economist Victor Lebow, 1955



‘And I encourage you all to go shopping more.’

--President George W. Bush, Sept 20, 2006 

Presidential Year End News Conference addressing the war in Iraq

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