In her series 100 Days of Tiny Things, artist Desirée De Leónchallenges her imagination by creating a hundred ink drawings with small everyday objects.
Currently a neuroscience student in Atlanta, the artist says she is continually “inspired by the inspired by the complexities of the brain and the possibilities of a blank canvas.”
Her works reflect this passion, with items like pieces of fruit and flower petals turned into completely something else. For instance, the pointy end of a crayon becomes a garden gnome’s hat, while blue petals are turned into Marge Simpson’s hair.
One day when my son and daughter, somewhere around 5-6 years of age, were out playing with friends, my son Michael came flying into the house ahead of the pack, pointing behind himself and breathlessly saying, “whatever they say I did, I didn’t do it!” Needless to say, that threw up red flags and set off warning bells, knowing my son as I did, and it wasn’t long before I had eyewitness confirmation of his shenanigans.
When the president of a democratic nation and his staff are under investigation for possible collusion in a scheme by a foreign nation to steal an election, and that president suddenly fires the chief investigator, I am seeing those same red flags and hearing the same warning bells. But this time, instead of a childish prank that left a little girl’s dolly without a head, the stakes are much higher. The stakes here…