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Gayle Tanaka

Office Politics
Digital Print
11" x 24 1/2"


Aggression and acquisition are virtues in many strains of business and politics. Close the deal, get the position, win the election by any means necessary. You win, they lose. My piece, "Office Politics", is a visual parable about the shaky ground beneath even those apparently winning. Business and politics are a kind of bloodless warfare, laying waste to and capturing markets and offices, corporations and governments, anything that can be squeezed for money and/or power. But there's an unavoidable bypass, leading to an undiscovered country that honors neither money nor power, with no right of return.

- Gayle Tanaka