This Happens

19" x 21"
mixed media

In the voyeuristic world in which we now live, brutality has become commonplace. We go to the movies and the largest grossing ones have more violence and rage packed into them than entire film collections did a generation ago. We cheer, or at the very least, pay to watch. We have seen everyday violence grow on the streets, or at least think that violence is escalating as TV reports about it enters our homes with stories that take place all over the country. Often we look away without any visceral reaction. This happens more often than we think and sometimes, if it is a little worse than usual, it makes the evening news. It’s argued who should've or shouldn't, who deserved it or didn't. But long ago we stopped wondering why this happens at all.
© Sol Robbins


Sol Robbins - This Happens