In 1995 this sticker was affixed to the passenger rear window of a medium garnet red metallic Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera.
This vehicle was assembled at the General Motors Oklahoma City Assembly plant. GM's Oklahoma City Assembly operated between 1979 and 2006. It employed over 2,400 workers- 2,200 of which worked for hourly wages. When the plant closed in 2006 over 7,500 jobs in Oklahoma City were affected (Wikipedia).
My art is influenced by a lot of things; mostly my experiences and the experiences we all have in common. I learn about other peoples experiences and ideas through what I read. This reading becomes my research and influences what I create. Therefore my art is a product of research. The Workers is a culmination of this research process. Along with the work I have included text to guide the viewer in such a way as to prove my point- this is the text that was included in The Workers;