Way back in early 2017, when the new administration in Washington D.C. was transitioning, chaos reigned. My heart sank. But, instead of railing against them on social media or crying constantly (as many of my friends did), I went to the studio and created a new totem with a circus theme. All the while, “not my circus … not my monkeys” ran through me.
This piece took some digging to get appropriate photographs; then, incorporate them into a monkey graphic; and, finally, send them off to have decals created. Originally, I wanted a three-ring circus, but the rings kept cracking/breaking during firing.
The finished piece is not symmetrical. It wobbles somewhat. And it stayed in my studio for well over a year until a friend was having a “meet the Democratic candidates” gathering at her home. I offered her the totem as a sort of door prize for anyone who would have it. She decided to turn it into a fund-raising opportunity and give attendees the opportunity to bid on it. And, someone did and took home the totem. Hope it lives a long and happy life in her home.