Sunday, April 24, 2016

Got it installed just before dark!

Well we just got back to the studio-
my How do like Bernie Now sign has been installed at Green and Woodyard.

It was back in 1988 that NY artist David Hammons created an artwork that shook up the community. His work "How do you like me now" is explained in this NYT article.


I loved the artwork, it gave a visual start and when you really look at the painting it is interesting looking, the features and the colors that the artist used are otherworldly.

So here in Prince Georges County it is time to vote on Tuesday and from where I sit, it looks like neither candidate is expending much capital in our area. The Clinton campaign sent the mothers of black men who have been killed by police, to a local church and it looks like Hillary is presumptive. This is how the painting was handled when it came to DC.

There are not any signs around our neighborhood for the candidates. It's hard to believe that it was just 4 years ago that Creative Currency sought to bring words of compassion to the political sign pollution.

The sign was interesting to create.
I had to choose the ideas that Bernie advocates that I thought would speak to this community.
It was also a challenge to draw Bernie and then paint him black, which really changed the energy of the painting.  We'll see what happens