No Good Samaritan
No Good Samaritan, circa 1993, Zinc Etching
This started as a 2 second gesture drawing of a man walking across the street carrying a briefcase.
At the time, I was. . . extremely left-wing. Militantly so. The first Iraq war was in full swing; George Bush senior was in charge, life sucked for people like me.
I thought the man with the briefcase was hell bent on Arriving Somewhere, and nothing would stand in his way of Arriving There – not even someone dying on the street. This dovetailed into the “Good Samaritan” story, and I ran with it.
The first strikings of this plate (and I have one) show only the primary image. It was later that I added the image echo.
One of these prints is on a gallery wall someplace but I’ve forgotten where.