Today it is almost impossible to buy a product that is not MADE IN CHINA. But, have you ever asked yourself what are the consequences behind that fact? Perhaps; Twenty first century children slavery, seafood laced with dangerous antibiotics, global economy disaster, poisoned pet food and tires missing key safety components to mention some. The actual list is literally endless. Thousands of children in China have been sold into slavery, like “things” to work as laborers. They are forced to work since seven years old. A child laborer is paid 0.50 cents an hour and must work at least 300 hours a month.
If every American spent just $64 more than normal on USA made items this year, it would create about 200,000 new jobs. If 200 million Americans each refuse to buy just $20 of Chinese goods, that’s a billion dollar trade imbalance resolved in our favor. We are all part of that cycle. Can we do something about it?
“As a visual artist, I’m responding to contemporary economical, social, political, inhumane and environmental issues that has a direct impact on us. It is challenging to expose these thoughts in a commercial gallery. That’s why I choose to display my visual approach on the street. Street art reach a much broader audience than traditional art than the gallery/museum system normally allows. It’s presented every day to as many people who walk through the streets and there aren’t any commissions, schedules, marketing people or aesthetics committees to deal with allowing my work to be seen, appreciated and judged by everyone”- Angry Bear
Visit my website for more street art interventions: www.angrybear.net