Maria Williams-Russell Art Blog
It seems appropriate to show you the latest work by artist Ron English, "Abraham Obama".
I don't know where to begin except to say I like the piece alot. This artwork brings up so many questions that I suggest you buy a couple of bottles of wine and get together with your friends and talk about it. Loudly.
But, here a few quick thoughts that come to my mind:
1.The American divide on moral issues is akin to the divide which caused the civil war. (that's a biggy)
2. American needs to gain back its freedom from a tyranical administration.
3.Obama and Lincoln make a good couple.
4.Will Obama's role in the future of our nation be anywhere as important as Lincoln's was?
5. What does Andy Warhol have to do with it?
6. Love public art.
7. Art and activism go hand in hand.
Feel free to add to the list.
Also, you've got to check out the music video Ron English made about the Abraham Obama image.
P.S. Thanks to Sander Hicks and Vox Pop cafe, bookstore, performance space and public art space for turning me on to this and providing the image.