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It’s Never Been About Me; It’s Always Been About You

Friday, July 24th, 2009 | No Comments »

And from Clayton Singleton: “This acrylic painting on canvas was painted after seeing President Obama as Senator Obama on one of many Obama rallies in the battleground state of Virginia. I got to shake his hand and have my book signed at this particular event in Chesapeake, VA. cool guy.”

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Expectation Project (650 tons of sand)

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009 | 2 Comments »

And now an art piece of extraordinary size. Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada writes in to tell us about EXPECTATION: “a large ephemeral sand painting portraying the likeness of Barack Obama, located in the Catalan city of Barcelona. It was created before the 2008 US presidential election using a large-scale vector graphic, a GPS topography system and approximately 650 tons of sand.”

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MR. O (high fire glaze)

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009 | No Comments »

And now, a great sculpture from  Alexis P. Higginbotham: “A high fire glazed stoneware sculpture for home or garden, measuring 23 in T x 19 in W x 7 ½ in D”

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Eloyse Kereszi and her Try Again! Obama sketch

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009 | No Comments »

Lisa Kereszi writes in: “This is a sketch of Obama my grandmother believes she failed at. It is her first attempt. She lives in Pennsylvania, is an Evangelical Christian who believes that he is Chosen. The oxygen tube is related to emphysema from 50 years of smoking cigarettes.”

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Island Idols

Monday, July 20th, 2009 | No Comments »

Spotted in ColorFlirt’s photostream: “This photo was taken in Irish Town, a neighborhood of Basseterre on St Kitts. I am not sure who Barack Obama replaced or if the spot was left open for that one special somebody. The shopkeeper on the left is watching me with curious eyes, have a closer look”

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(Obama) Mutts Like Me

Thursday, July 16th, 2009 | No Comments »

American artist Matthew Beall writes in from Ulm, Germany: “… the Obama portraits reflect the iconic status that we (Americans) so very much love to create in America. The colored lips and eyebrows can be thought of as a mask, if you will, in which many minorities, especially blacks, have had to wear throughout history. The title, of course, is what he called himself in a speech made in Nov. 2008 after he won the election. The background colors are meant to reflect this idea, the idea of a mixed identity and the question of ‘Do I fit in?'”

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Obama January 19th, 2009

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009 | No Comments »

Alison Schuchs writes in: “I took this portrait I did to the Mall on January 19th, 2009. It was Martin Luther King, Jr’s Birthday and the day before the Inauguration. I had people write on the portrait their wishes and thoughts. So the portrait is a piece of history too from the Deep South. You can see the video on YouTube of people signing the artwork. ”

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