Artwork / Archives / 2018

American Jesus will shoot you with thoughts and prayers fairy pig art by whimsical artist Gwenn Seemel trillium painting by Oregon artist Gwenn Seemel fine art portrait of a ninety year old woman with flowers periwinkle illustration by flower artist Gwenn Seemel yawning lion image drawn in marker on paper mum paintng by French artist Gwenn Seemel jerboa wildlife art public art about the rental housing crisis in the United States canary wildlife painting fox art by Jersey artist Gwenn Seemel Amy Sherald portrait drawing by Gwenn Seemel cute duckling painting grape hyacinth art colorful cat drawing polar bear balancing on an iceberg painted by environmental artist Gwenn Seemel black-eyed susan painting Kaity Gmitter portrait painted by LBI artist Gwenn Seemel Philadelphia fleabane flower art LBI artist Nita Shapiro painted by Jersey artist Gwenn Seemel 45 and his cohort of criminals Erica Smiley and Amanda Devecka-Rinear dandelion flower art fine art portrait of two brothers miniature baby painting by Gwenn Seemel rainbow swirly heart painting pansy art by American painter Gwenn Seemel llama drawing by wildlife artist Gwenn Seemel

2018 was a struggle emotionally because of the everyday cruelty of the Trump administration. Unlike 2017, during which my political art was mostly about the 45th President of the United States and his racism, in 2018 I tried to focus more on making commentary about issues, like global warming, gun control, and the rental housing crisis in the US.

Gwenn Seemel, artist for Make Room USA
photo by Gwenn Seemel

This last involved me going to DC to create public art for the Make Room, an advocacy group that commissioned 11 artists from across the country to represent the 11 million households that are one paycheck away from homelessness. The work was first installed throughout Washington in various locations for a few weeks and then, in October and November it was displayed at the Torpedo Factory Art Center. For more about the project, check out this video.

Gwenn Seemel speaking at a conference in Montreal
photo by the Association pour le Développement Technologique en Éducation

I was also in Montreal in May to do a talk about creativity and copyright at the 5e Colloque de l’Association pour le Développement Technologique en Éducation. There is an English language version of that lecture!