Michael Cardacino is a multi-media artist who creates contemporary artwork in the form of political satire and socio-political commentary, using current events that constitute much of the subject matter at the nation's colleges and universities and that prompt informal campus discussion among students and faculty alike. The works . . . political correctness, greed, persons in positions of power and the mass media." His work, built with popular images and ideas appropriated from the streaming collective consciousness -- including the Internet, TV, movies, cave painting, stand-up comedy and his own photographs – constitutes a kind of sensory language that can be easily read, the purpose of which is to foster compassion through recognition and understanding.