Piece description from the artist
This piece began as two separate pieces but the universe decided they were better together. The melding of the visuals unwittingly became what I guess is my artful reaction to the American election of 2016. The black and white striped flag is a striking image in my mind – not only for the literal connotations, but as a visual icon for all the division that has plagued the land since the first non-native stepped ashore, and equally as a signal of rebellion against that division.
Eric Stine hails from Indianapolis, Indiana, where he holes up in a cave with two dogs and a growing bevy of creative tools. After a decade of agency life, Eric is now exploring an ever-expanding horizon of creative outlets exuding his own visual voice. Making things is an obsession, and constantly being challenged to explore new techniques for making those things is an equally mandatory endeavor.
Eric’s influences come from all corners and timelines of life, and he enjoys shying away from what might be more ‘popular’ on the surface. Inspiration from Saturday morning cartoons, 80’s hip-hop, vintage signage, trash in the gutter, furry animals, ever-present socio-economical class systems, and wide-eyed emotional insecurities are a slice of what's on display in Eric’s multi-platform work. Don’t ask him what medium he works in if you don’t want to hear the answer, “everything”.