This is my commentary on electronic voting machines - particularly those that
do not have any paper trail or that gave bogus results in the presidential
election. This is the first artwork in my “Dog Envy” political series.
After the 2004 presidential election, I looked at my greyhound Gold Dust, lying on the floor
in the sun, and was envious of his obliviousness. Well, at least briefly. Then I started to
cut and sew - and slash and burn - a series of politically-inspired quilts. Gold Dust became
my ‘everyman’, the average citizen, a common patriot.
28” H x 28” W
Fused, appliqued, pieced, printed, inked.
The machine’s label reads
Accu-rate Votin Machine Company Midland, Texas
The large stitched text reads
It Doesn’t Matter Who Votes What Matters is Who Counts the Votes
Some sources attribute this quote to Josef Stalin, others to Mayor Daley of Chicago.