LarryPhilips, it is obvious you can’t see beyond the end of your own nose. You label everyone who disagrees with you as idiots and “spit on them”.
The stupidity of some of the posts in this thread is astounding. A person posts a piece of work that has a political statement that some shortsighted users took personally -who then tries to explain the "true" meaning behind it and say he didn't mean to offend anyone. People posting their personal opinions then being astounded when everyone does not agree with thier own twisted ego/natio/centric view of the world. People saying the posters that who defend the artists right to post the image for artistic critque are stupid and should look to America's past achievements rather than thier rather questionable current forgien policy. People saying the art work is crappy work -obviously because they DISagree with the message.
You see Larry this may be difficult for you but when you get two people you get two view points.
Take the shock value away from this piece and what do you have left? Garbage.
A lot of “art” is questionable. In my opinion for something to be “art” it has to have something more than just technical brilliance*. Art has to invoke some kind of emotional response. If you take the emotional response away from any work of art you will get garbage.
The “Bodies” thing with the real former humans was art but the ethics / morals of using real people is questionable. I don’t know if I agreed with the work but it was interesting none-the less, partly no doubt because a part of me disagreed with it.
Personally I get little or no emotional response from most “moden art” and so I am generally uninterested in it.
If this this type of art hits your buttons then it worked, as cliched at that is.
Want to do something about it? Rather than attack the artist beacuse they disagree with you why not create your own art that invokes your feelings towards your country (or Australia if you are feeling petty) to share.
Finally, remember, Australia lined up with the US as part of the “Coalition of the Willing.” Australias decision was partly influenced by the promise of Free Trade Agreements with the US if the signed on.
Just as in the US and the UK there are a lot (and a growing number) of people who disagree with the actions. Unfortunately as the whole thing was a US driven initiaive a lot of people are angry not just at thier own government for joining in but also with the US for leading it and convincing (some would arguable say with outright misinformation) others to join in.
Also being the last of the old superpowers means when the US makes decisions it does affect everyone, the US can literally destroy the world or feed it, for better or worse so people all over the world have an opinion on the US, some agree with the US, some don’t, and that is the liberal “freedom of expression” that the US has been successfully spreading.
*Yes the photo realistic images people can make with Blender are still incredible but for differnt reasons than “art”