It was a pleasure to read a glowing review of the Monster Art show at the old downtown library.
As much as I would have liked to attend I didn’t. As you all know Globatron isn’t into art about Monsters as I revealed in my first post, here. I find the work generally shallow and lacking content. I believe the kitschy campyness of it is full of escapism and symbolic of a general malaise of our time.
As I read the review I was struck by the image of Squiddust vs. Globatron by Clay Doran.
The image is smart and content heavy. It has references to current events and the fight for good vs.evil. How the monster (society) is repressing or fighting the truth seeker (Globatron). It reminds me of the lies we were fed in order to validate going to war in Iraq. Squiddust to me is symbolic of the government or the man. If I had only known that this type of high concept work was at the show I would have attended with bells and whistles and my ski mask of course. I hear from others that the actual spot for the show in the downtown basement was a great spot for future shows which is very exciting also. I’m proud to see Globatron illustrated in pop culture. What’s next for Globatron? T-shirts? A clothing line? Only the stars can tell.
If the Squiddust series continues to progress along this path it will soon get my approval. Keep it up Clay, you’re own your way 🙂