The Benign Elite of Rational Manipulators
“This invisible, intertwining structure of groupings and associations is the mechanism by which democracy has organized its group mind and simplified its mass thinking” -Edward Bernays.
Laughing Pundits & The Monkey Wrench is continuation of Once the Buddha Was A Monkey. The series explores the horror of the ape within, personified in the political caricatures fronting the media. The projects stems back to the White House Correspondence Dinner in which Obama infamously made a laughing stock of Trump, putting a flame to the elephant’s tail that ran and dominated the 2016 election circus. The drawings are sculpted out of blind-contour and are representations of the intertwining structures controlling our mind and culture, masked in tabloid news.