Mike Taylor

Osceola Godspeed

Mike Taylor

Osceola Godspeed

Date

2017

Edition Size

26

Media

Silkscreen

Binding

Coptic

Dimensions

9.5 × 9.5 in

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In this short story, Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales is the point of departure for re-imagining a late-capitalist trail of tears. Florida’s mythical Seminole Chief (and sports mascot), Osceola, is a metonym for the Get Rich And Die Trying Calvinism baked into the American ethos; but sure as the real-life Osceola, born William Powell Jr., was hardly an “Indian” at all, the land grab reality show at the center of Osceola Godspeed proves to be more than the desperate contestants signed up for.