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Sculptor in Chief (tiny little president)

Over the past few weeks, several readers have have been pointing us to a great article in Wired about about Patric Verrone – who, along with writing for animated shows like Futurama and The Simpsons, also creates tiny political sculptures: “When did you make Obama? April 2007. I made it sort of figuring he wouldn’t get the nomination, but I thought it would be a novelty item…”

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When did you make Obama?

“April 2007. I made it sort of figuring he wouldn’t get the nomination, but I thought it would be a novelty item, a serious African-American candidate might be something I can sell. By that point, I actually had a little more facility playing with the bodies, so for Obama I was able to take a John F. Kennedy body, give him a different arm, and change the pose ever so slightly. I made a prototype Hillary Clinton that I’ve never sold, and there were maybe a half dozen Sarah Palins that I made, and I just haven’t had the energy to go back and make any more.”

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