Thursday, March 28, 2013

Cartwheel Art

At the opening of Copro Nason's "Futurology" show I met Keith Dugas from Cartwheel Art, a hub for collecting and collecting art. Check out this great article about the show by Mr. Dugas here
Photo by fellow artist Jenn Porreca

Wednesday, March 20, 2013


I have been outraged at the way our government has been treating other countries and its own citizens. Raising our payroll taxes, and killing American's and innocent children abroad with drone strikes, while they try to stifle the 2nd amendment. Thus, I have started resisting and exposing them the only way I know how. WITH MY ART. I have a showing at a gallery in Santa Monica called the Copro Nason Gallery, this weekend March 23rd. The themed group show is "Futurology" meaning, what the future might hold given the current state of the world. Come by and check it out. Show runs from March 23rd to April 13th at the Bergamot Arts Complex, 2525 Michigan Ave T5, Santa Monica, CA 9040 

  "American Nightmare" was inspired by everything I've been hearing on AM radio and conspiracy documentaries about the US becoming a "police state". I listened so much that I started having nightmares.

The “Game Of Drones” sculpture was created to draw attention to the questions I have asked our Administration about the use of drone strikes abroad, killing children and American Citizens. In my opinion, too many of us Americans don’t really see what our government is doing and question them.

In addition, I would like to thank friend and colleague, Clint Burgin, for his amazing likeness sculpture of President Obama as my center piece.

The letter below was emailed to the White House on March 2nd, 2013. I am still waiting for a response. 

Mr. President,

I am greatly concerned about the Administration's Drone-kill policy. American citizens should have the right to due process of law no matter where they happen to be in the world. Why was Anwar al-Awlaki's son killed by a US drone strike while eating at a restaurant in Yemen in September 2011? He was a Denver Colorado native and only 16-years-old? How did this happen, what possible evidence justified execution? Why was this not explained to the citizens of the United States? Even if Ibrahim al-Banna, an Egyptian believed to be a senior operative in Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, was the target, why was the attack on a restaurant? How may other innocent people died as a result? I am also appalled at the 176 reported children deaths in Pakistan alone from drone strikes. I understand that we are not sending troops in, but their HAS to be a better way.

If 20 tragic Newtown children deaths, are resulting in the restriction of law abiding citizens, 2nd amendment rights, shouldn't the deaths of hundreds of children from all around the world, including the United States, result in a more restrictive DRONE POLICY?

In a popular TV show called, "Game of Thrones", the main character opens with the following quote, which prompted me to write you today.

"If you would take a man's life, you owe it to him to look into his eyes
and hear his final words. And if you cannot do that, then perhaps the man
does not deserve to die. A ruler who hides behind paid executioners soon
forgets what death is."
- Eddard Stark

Mr. President, I am your constituent and I vote. Please represent me. I voted for you both terms, and I believed you when you told us that their would be real change, but I never fathomed change like this.

Jason A. HIte