Mercurial Goals, 2021
mix media on paper
19 x 12 inches
Candace Ogborn made this piece as part of a collaboration between Interact artists and authors at Cow Tipping Press. Ogborn's piece responds to Beau Johnson's poem of the same name, and excerpts from Johnson's text appear throughout the piece.
Image description: A cross-legged person rendered in crayon, with legs crossed and clenched fists extended out to their sides is surrounded by various objects that are crossed out with red bars. A purple cell phone held in a hand, a pack of Kool cigarettes with a fist clenched around it, and a Facebook emoji in an orange square appear with bars exed out over them, and a stop sign below to the left side of the image, with some of the lines of the poem written above and some lines across the bars. The person has tears coming down their cheeks, and is wearing a blue shirt, brown pants and multicolored overcoat.