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“No need to panic, it’s art”

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Last week, I stumbled upon this article about an artist who created artwork to send out an important message to society.  Artist Mark Jenkins, created different scenes such as bodies lying on the floor, sitting at the edge of a building, and floating in a pond. He created these scenes to make a statement about how we should pay attention to our surroundings and environment more and stop giving all our attention to cell phones and the virtual world.  His artwork is effective due to the 911 calls reporting these “bodies.”

To be honest, at first I was taken back by the photos, but then when I looked to see what it was really about I liked his ideas; they are sending a message to society that is important.  Mark Jenkins was very clever to come up with these startling scenes and install them into urban places.

4 Comments

  1. pei_pei_pei wrote:

    that is a really cute picture!

    Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at 4:26 pm | Permalink
  2. rouellet wrote:

    I love performance artists. In this case I wonder though if the 911 calls, the diverting of a potentially live saving resource, is taking it too far?

    Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 4:59 pm | Permalink
  3. Bill Pantos wrote:

    Would I called it art? Well, I don’t think so.

    To me it looks more as a statement of how people in big cities have become senseless about what is happening around them, not to mention to the larger scale.

    Friday, February 24, 2012 at 6:02 am | Permalink
  4. sbrown18 wrote:

    I understand the purpose the artist is trying to get across but I think theres plenty other ways to create pieces with the same purpose. I wonder how many calls the police got about these works with people passing by every hour of the day.

    Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 1:49 pm | Permalink