Manufacturing Dissent

March 09th, 2003 | Category: Me

I’m not much of a painter, but I found this canvas by a dumpster on my way home from campus one day here in San Diego. I had a tube of black and a tube of white acrylic paint left from my last stint attempting to paint, so I decided to try a new one. This piece was inspired by Kate Hayles’ book Writing Machines, code poetry, and (obviously) Noam Chomsky.

Manufacturing Dissent

“Manufacturing Dissent” — Black and white acrylic and decoupage on canvas.

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  • rachel said:

    i bought this picture recently. i love this piece and everyone (except my folks) who has seen it loves it. i feel fortunate to own it. why did you get rid of it? r

  • Roy Christopher (author) said:

    Hi, Rachel.

    Where did you find it? In my mad dash from Portland earlier this year, I unleashed many possessions in the thrift stores and bookstores of the 503. This wasn’t one of the pieces I meant to get rid of. I am glad to know it has an appreciative new home though.

    Thanks for the kind words.

  • rachel said:

    I found it at the thrift store connected to the Community Warehouse on Interstate and Mississippi. I am sorry you “misplaced” it, but I’m glad to have found the artist. It is in a much loved home. Best! r

  • Roy Christopher (author) said:

    Yep, they’re the ones who came and got my stuff. I ditched a lot of things that I really didn’t want to let go of, but I couldn’t move them all.

    Thanks again for finding me. Be in touch and such.