America, Two-Dimensional Wall Art > Photography

Two-Dimensional Wall Art > Photography (Digital C-Print)    30.5 x 35 x 1    $1,200.00   

Artist Statement
In the summer of 2016 Anheuser Busch temporarily renamed its Budweiser beer “America.” With snippets of the national anthem, pledge of allegiance, and motto adorning the $1 beer, these democratic texts are relegated to decorative status. Consumerism is implicated as an American value. A national identity is manufactured and packaged for mass consumption. Democracy becomes disposable.

Though the re-branded beer was only sold for a few months, I stumbled upon this flattened version in Yosemite National Park in June, 2022. Empty, discarded, and obsolete, its metaphorical significance seems only more apt.
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