Greenwood artist contributes to CNN’s ‘Ripple’ project for 9/11 anniversary

by | Sep 9, 2011

Greenwood artist John Osgood, co-owner of Bherd Studios, 8537 Greenwood Ave. N., Suite 1, is featured on CNN.com’s “Ripple” project, which asked about 20 artists across the country for their interpretation of the ripple effects of 9/11.
Osgood’s artwork is called “Here Comes Trouble,” and is listed under the project’s “Absurdity” aspect.

Artist’s statement: This 18-by-30-inch acrylic and aerosol-on-canvas painting is my idea about how the world of transportation changed since the 9/11 tragedy. From the excellent work conducted by the TSA to the absurd work by the TSA, travel has changed. My painting is loosely inspired by a recent story about an elderly lady who had to remove her adult diaper in order to pass through security. Terrorists exploited flaws in the system of travel, and now the U.S. has to raise the level of security to make sure this tragic moment in time never happens again. But where do we draw the line?

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