Poster made for a gallery show with the theme "thirteen" in mind. Hidden throughout the piece are 13 references to colonial times in North America and America's constitution.
Washington monument: Dividing bars between quote and author | Bottom left corner
Thomas Jefferson quote reference: If there’s something wrong, those who have the ability to take action have the responsibility to take action. | Bottom left corner
Betsy Ross Flag: Background.
We The People reference: Symbolizing people as anarchists or revolutionists (your choice) | Ring, middle, index finger on hand
John Locke reference: Essay of Humane Understanding - Influenced the Declaration of Independence. | Brim of the hat, right side
I see no evil, I speak no evil, I hear no evil: Referencing the judicial system | The statue’s mouth and eyes are covered. The ears have been removed.
We Were Thirteen: Representing the original 13 colonies
Abraham Lincoln reference: "Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power". | Bottom bandage on hand
Slavery reference/13th Amendment: Raised bloody fist | Center image
John Hancock reference: Signature referencing the declaration. His signature is used as an artist's signature/mark. | Bottom right corner
Thomas Jefferson and John Adams death reference: Two stars are missing their 5th point representing the death of two iconic people that dealt with the declaration of independence. Both died hours apart from each other on July 4th 1826 | Top right corner
86 Changes: Referencing the 86 changes to Jefferson’s draft of the declaration. | Bottom left corner under quote
Second not Fourth: Referencing when the declaration was adopted, July 2nd vs when it is celebrated July 4th. | Head of hat, left side
Daniel Seeley is a multidisciplinary designer born/raised/living in Las Vegas where he currently works.
200 Hoover Ave, Las Vegas, Nevada 89101
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