18 November 2019: In the name of the Lord
At the present time I am creating a piece called The Electric Chair. It’s an interesting little automata that depicts an electrocution.,
Over the years I have occasionally had in my conscious mind thoughts of all the ways that we humans have hurt…tortured each other. For about a year now I’ve been tossing around the thought of making an automata series that focused on things that we have done to each other (tortures) in the name of the Lord. I’ve recently been on the internet reading and looking at pictures of tortures and I’ve decided that I will NOT do a series of torture themed automata. We have done some incredibly nasty, mean, rotten, sick, perverse, narrow minded things to each other.
Our world is too precarious…we humans can be too mean. Society does not need me creating automata that depict acts of torture. Society needs me to create automata that leaves some sort of positive feeling in a human being. I will continue to create The Electric Chair because it is an interesting little piece…and not really that violent…and least not in the same sense that torture is violent. And it wouldn’t surprise me if I sell one or two of these little Electric Chair automata. It’s an interesting little machine that causes one to pause. But torture automata…nope…I’ll leave that one alone. I’m going to focus on positive things.