The president explains, 10.10.12

Scrap art | 11.5X17″ | NFS

I enjoy being able to express my opinion with this ‘scrap art’ technique. I’m finding that whatever happens to be on my mind at a given time comes out in how I see these found objects – I make them become what I see. A broken racket, an old Frigidaire label, saw fragment, lipstick, file and keys, all become a very unstrung and angry Obama. I remember him flipping the bird in subtle ways back in ’08 – slowly scratching his face with his middle finger while saying something dismissive of Hillary or whoever happened to be in his sights at the time. People understood what he was doing. Now, he just seems to be getting angrier and angrier on the stump.