Motivated by this weekend’s round of Occupy Wall Street evictions, I wanted to express the sense of hope I still feel for future of the movement. These evictions could be a chance for the movement to regroup and focus on their goals and how better to achieve them. Although I watch the OWS with great interest, the physical camps have never felt like something I could personally get behind. I had hoped that visiting the camps in San Francisco and New York would magically help me understand what OWS was all about, but I always left feeling even more distant from protestors. That being said, I still feel optimistic for what this movement could turn into it. This could be a fresh canvas from which to build upon.
For today’s appsperiment, I used a photo of a protestor from my trip to Zuccotti Park a few weeks ago. Using Autopainter and AutopainterII, I then assembling those images in vertical rows using Diptic. I then layered one of the Autopainter images so it started at the bottom and faded as it went up (using Filterstorm) and re-added the artist in the foreground using Juxtaposer.