Wednesday, April 29, 2009
I've been keeping an eye on this bit of political graffiti over the past few months. First came the altered Shepard Fairey/Obama as Che. Next came the scribbles on the left: "The election is OVER now SHUT UP!" Most recently, the pentagram hat ornament was added, as well as "Liar!" and the scrawls across the face.
A continuing conversation is taking place on the side of this utility panel. An indicator, perhaps, of emotions still running strong six-plus months after the election. Of the President as image, metaphor, a blank canvas on which we can project--what? Anger? Mistrust?
Maybe I'm over-analyzing. Maybe it's just sour grapes.