Posts tagged art.
“Churchtanks” by Kris Kuks
The inimitable Grant Snider strikes again, with the day jobs of famous poets – including Jack Kerouac (railroad worker), Charles Bukowski (mailman), Emily Dickinson (cat-keeper), and T. S. Eliot (bank clerk.)
Scott Hazard tears and layers photographs to create these beautiful wormholes into other worlds.
The Suicide of Lucretia (Detail) Meester met de Papegaai,1525.
Dying Abel, by Giovanni Dupre (1817/1882, Italy), at The Hermitage.
Lady Amelia Anne Hobart, Viscountess Castlereagh, Later Marchioness of Londonderry, after Sir Thomas Lawrence.
This machine allows anyone to work for minimum wage for as long as they like. Turning the crank on the side releases one penny every 4.97 seconds, for a total of $7.25 per hour. This corresponds to minimum wage for a person in New York. This piece is brilliant on multiple levels, particularly as social commentary.
Without a doubt, most people who started operating the machine for fun would quickly grow disheartened and stop when realizing just how little they’re earning by turning this mindless crank. A person would then conceivably realize that this is what nearly two million people in the United States do every day at much harder jobs than turning a crank. This turns the piece into a simple, yet effective argument for raising the minimum wage.