Neal Peterson - "Everything's Okay"

Neal Peterson - "Everything's Okay" artwork for Art Connects Us

About the artwork

If the future could tell us one thing, what would it be? If we knew everything was going to be “okay,” how would we react to the issues facing humanity? Too often, news and media are fear-based. This billboard provides us with an optimistic view of what’s to come.

I created this image by designing a fictional advertisement for an attorney. It reads: “GOT COVID?” And appears to come from the law office of “Neal Peterson”. Next, I processed the image through a series of glitch effects. Lastly, I overlaid what appears to be a hacked message of hope: “Everything’s OKAY”.

Meet the artist

Neal Peterson is a Minneapolis-based artist. His primary work includes a photo collage series of cities called Urban Mandalas. Peterson teaches occasionally at the Minneapolis College of Art & Design.

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