Child’s Play in the Time of Trump

Child's Play in the Time of Trump

This body of work expresses the growing anxiety and sadness I feel about our current administration. They reveal a disturbing sense of madness, displacement, and doom in reaction to the behavior of the President, his staff and advisors, and the Good Old Boy behavior of our representatives in Congress. I chose to people the images with dolls, in part because they introduce ambiguity. Dolls, like clowns, can have a creepy connotation, yet they bring to mind the innocence of childhood.

[img src=http://louisewilliamsimages.com/wp-content/flagallery/childs-play-in-the-time-of-trump/thumbs/thumbs_001_dancingwiththestars.jpg]Dancing with the Stars
[img src=http://louisewilliamsimages.com/wp-content/flagallery/childs-play-in-the-time-of-trump/thumbs/thumbs_002_fractalflies.jpg]Fractal Flies
[img src=http://louisewilliamsimages.com/wp-content/flagallery/childs-play-in-the-time-of-trump/thumbs/thumbs_003_dragonflygirl.jpg]Dragonfly Girl
[img src=http://louisewilliamsimages.com/wp-content/flagallery/childs-play-in-the-time-of-trump/thumbs/thumbs_004_butterflyboy.jpg]Butterfly Boy
[img src=http://louisewilliamsimages.com/wp-content/flagallery/childs-play-in-the-time-of-trump/thumbs/thumbs_005_surprisevisit.jpg]Surprise Visit
[img src=http://louisewilliamsimages.com/wp-content/flagallery/childs-play-in-the-time-of-trump/thumbs/thumbs_005a_portraitofalady.jpg]Portrait of a Lady
[img src=http://louisewilliamsimages.com/wp-content/flagallery/childs-play-in-the-time-of-trump/thumbs/thumbs_006__historicalblindness.jpg]Historical Blindness
[img src=http://louisewilliamsimages.com/wp-content/flagallery/childs-play-in-the-time-of-trump/thumbs/thumbs_007_peacockgirl.jpg]Peacock Girl
[img src=http://louisewilliamsimages.com/wp-content/flagallery/childs-play-in-the-time-of-trump/thumbs/thumbs_008_gorgonsdelight.jpg]Gorgon's Delight
[img src=http://louisewilliamsimages.com/wp-content/flagallery/childs-play-in-the-time-of-trump/thumbs/thumbs_009_wrongtimewrongplace.jpg]Wrong Time, Wrong Place
[img src=http://louisewilliamsimages.com/wp-content/flagallery/childs-play-in-the-time-of-trump/thumbs/thumbs_010_glorygates.jpg]Glory Gates