“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.”
This powerfully wise statement in articulating the construct of the concept of subjectivity is certainly embraced by the artistic community?
Artist and gun control advocate Michael Murphy sculpted the consummate adult mobile in attempt to critique society’s apparent insatiable appetite for violence and nostalgia towards the chaotic anarchy of the wild west. Murphy’s hanging visual marvel composed of layers of guns that collectively portrays a map of the continental US which magically dissolves into a singular handgun from a different angle, was on exhibit in Philadelphia during the invasion of attendees for the Democratic National Convention. An entire gallery of supposed anti-gun art was on display thanks to the hectoring fanaticism and activism of the polarizing Rock the Vote organization.
While Murphy’s original intention and motivation bordered on the cliche of raising the awareness of gun control, he obviously failed to realize the potential dichotomy representing the entire spectrum of perceptions. A responsible gun owner could facilitate a strong argument that the gradual segue from a nation of guns into a singular firearm represents a population unified by the ideals of privileges afforded with the reality of the Second Amendment.
Again, the separate and tangible concepts of subjective and objective are convoluted by ambiguous societal definitions and ominous efforts of indoctrination. Whether or not the Democratic Presidential nominee was able to make a substantial intellectual critique of Murphy’s alleged cry for transformation will forever be lost within the mendacious and unctuous bureaucratic tides of the forthcoming election.
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