(Note: I know that - if taken out of context - these could be construed as crude, irreverent and disrespectful. Please know that that is not the intent. The work is meant to symbolize the intersection of innocence and tragedy, and use a juxtaposition of the two to inform the way we explain intolerance, greed, extremism, and human nature to our children - and to ourselves..)

 

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Concept & Design - Robert Bieselin

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are © of their respective rights-holders.

Composite of a NY Times newspaper headline on the Holocaust from 1945, with Silly Putty, which was originally invented in 1943 as a wartime rubber substitute.

Composite of a late-1960's Etch-a-Sketch, with a line drawing depecting Eddie Adams' famous AP photograph of  the assasination of Nguyen Van Lém on February 1st 1968.

Composite of prominent stills from the Zapruder footage of JFK's assassination on Novemeber 22nd, 1963, presented on a Viewmaster slide from the early 1960's.

Composite of a 2012-era See & Say barnyard toy, representing the Sandy Hook Elelmentary School shooting in Newtown, CT on December, 12th, 2012 

Composite of early 21st century lego pieces, styled like Richard Drew AP photo of a man falling from the North Tower of the World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001.

Composite of modern market figures on a New Orleans-style Victorian house, with blue paper representing flooding from Hurricane Katrina in late August, 2005.

Composite of early an old Mac II with an Oregon Trail-esque image recreating Kevin Carter's 1993 photograph of a starving child stalked by a vulture during the Sudan famine.

Composite of an 80's-style television set, featuring graphics from Atari's 1985 game Duck Hunt, which reflects the explosion of the USS Challenger on January 28th, 1986.

Composite of an Android cell phone displaying Donald Trump as the avatar from Pokemon Go. The character's defining icons reflect his hateful rhetoric during the 2016 campaign.

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