With all the craziness of the new president I can’t help but create art with a message.  I made two pieces, DAY OF THE LIVING SKULL and PORNO IS MORE BELIEVABLE THAN TRUMP.   The “porno is more believable than trump” is protest piece.  I am still in disbelief that our next president is going to be such a disrespectful, racist, misogynistic, bullying, lying con man!  He has no compassion for others and only thinks in his own best interest.  As serious of a situation this is I try to make light of it and created a hand cut stencil of the saying and painted in on Las Vegas Hooker cards.  I only created a few of these because I want to focus more on being positive and don’t want to sink down to his childish name calling level.

trump, dump trump, fuck trump, president, porno, porn, womens march, protest, we the people, z

not my president, president, trump, protest, we the people, fuck, fuck trump, porn, porno,

That being said I created my second painting “DAY OF THE LIVING SKULL”.   This painting is all about strength,power, positivity, love, overcoming fears, and living life.  This is a scary time in our lives with trump becoming president.  I try to stay positive in life and always find the best in situations.  The silver lining to all of this turmoil is that it spawns creativity in the arts.  I am going to continue to work hard and create beautiful art.  From the darkest night comes a brighter day!  I hope this unites us and we can overcome the mockery that trump has created.  I will be the Diamond Lotus flower and blossom from the the mud.  I will not allow the negativity, hate, and ugliness desrtoy my growth!  It will only strengthen me and I will shine on.

~Jared Aubel

skull art, urban art, day of the dead, power, strength, inner strength, lotus flower, positivity, mexican art, love, key art, anchor, flower art, lowbrow art, graffiti art, spray paint, contemporary art, life,

                                               DAY OF THE LIVING SKULL

The piece is painted with oil, acrylic, and spray paint on wood panel.