This is an early print collage from 2004/2005. A woman with a bear head and a clock face reads crumpled over the morning news at a breakfast table on the middle of a hill. This piece is about feeling isolated in a society which is crumbling within itself. The original print was made from a photograph of me reading the news shortly after September 11th and my continued dismay as President Bush used that tragedy as a way to further his agenda. After I turned the photograph into a print, and Bush was granted a second term, I exaggerated the feelings from the initial image through the use of collage. The addition of the clock face is an attempt to reference the passage of time. The lack of numbers on the clock face is an attempt to demonstrate this feeling of a crumbling empire as somewhat timeless and cyclical.