2016. Acrylic on canvas, 20 x 24″
McKay’s Bunting summers on St. Lawrence Island in the Bering Sea. He thinks the human fauna of the two mainlands are crazy to put up another second with big city lawyers and mafia goons manipulating an arbitrary system to their own ends. He believes localism is the answer, that human communities of all sizes should adapt to similar versions of the Golden Rule. He has graciously offered the peoples of the world a warm guano perch to imprison the present-day chiefs of oppression, and also the acting presidents of both human geographies which his tiny eyes can spy from hard rock hill.
However, this bird is not that naive. He is well read in late 20th century psychology, and knows the works of Solomon Asch and Stanley Milgram. When the people are stupid, they provide themselves two choices for king of the human beings. When the people are stupid and…
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