THE PROBLEM 2020
This remake of Norman Rockwell's The Problem We All Live With (1964) depicts a boy walking to school in the aftermath of a school shooting. Surrounded by unconcerned adults, he passes a vase of flowers knocked to its side and a wall damaged by ten bullet holes. The words, “Thoughts and Prayers” have faded against the wall. Toting a red, white and blue backpack and Joyce Carol Oates’ 1992 novel, Black Water, the student marches on.