So as I've already mentioned both the Puar pieces we read for class gave me some very intense visualizations, because her powerful imagery was so tied to the bold articulations of her arguments. I am not done with this piece, (it's like 4' by 4') but i'm working out the pictures she put in my head. I'm going to add assorted limbs into the explosion and work out the ballistic body far off in the distance from the foregrounded body of the docile patriot. I'm also going to paint in a masculine hand holding her to symbolize the heteronormativity of the figure and within the boundary of her body i'm going to write out the following quote from "Monster, Terrorist, Fag":
"...The space of the national family, inhabited by the plurality of subjects who find their proper being in the heterosexual home of the nation: these subjects call forth, given being even, by the very figure of the monster, and they are called upon to enact their own normalization- in the name of patriotism. These docile patriots, committed to the framework of American pluralism, are themselves part of a history of racialization that is simply assumed. "
I plan on posting the finished product after about 11pm tomorrow, thursday, please come back and check it out.