In the mood for some sketching. Resist. @notforprint & @wetransfer #bull #shit #resist #sketch #art @sketch @stop #stop #famine #boston #ireland #wallstreet @wallstreet @ireland
Two depictions of the Irish famine (as presented in Ireland by Rowan Gillespie and Boston by Robert Shure) juxtaposed against the iconic Wall Street Bull. The spread of a mold in 1845 destroyed the potato crops in Ireland where almost 20% of the population died from hunger. Poor farmers and rural laborers mostly died from hunger and disease. Far far more than the urban population of white-collar workers. Considered outside of its historical context, the sculpture encourages us to reflect on similarly unjust conditions that persist today in the creation and distribution of education, opportunity, wealth and wellbeing, despite the bullish optimism of the sociopathic markets. Resist.