Art Blart by Dr Marcus Bunyan
Dr Marcus Bunyan is an Australian artist and writer who has been making the art blog Art Blart since November 2008. The blog has a readership of about 3,000 people a day and over 2100 likes on Facebook. A selection of his writing for the blog can be found on the Writing web page of his personal website.
He is an artist who works with all forms of photographic image making. His work investigates the spaces and environments that people inhabit. Over the last few years the work has come to focus on fighter aircraft and the people (usually men) who fly them: to be as one with the latest technology, the speed, the thrill of flying; the reason to fly such war machines, to fight for freedom and democracy, to bomb and kill; and the moral and ethical choices that human beings make, to undertake one action over another. He uses found images of fighter planes which are then digitally manipulated.
He has a Dr of Philosophy from RMIT University, Melbourne and in 2013 finished a Master of Art Curatorship at The University of Melbourne.