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McNaughton’s latest painting features people and symbols that are intricately tied to the reign of the One.
For instance, seeing the rooster, what do you first think about? Might it be Jeremiah Wright and his infamous words that “chickens are coming home to roost?”
There are people we have written about and who have been in the news for four years. George Soros, Eric Holder, Ahmadinejad, Gaddafi, Mubarak, Medvedev, Romney, and Netanyahu are in the photo. Can you guess who the police officer is that is holding a tankard of beer? You guessed it, Sergeant James Crowley, who was made famous by doing his job. Yet his actions were against a pal of Obama’s, and the altercation led to the infamous “Beer Summit.”
There is a Christmas tree with Mao’s face on a Christmas bulb. How special was that to celebrate Mao who killed over 70 million of his own people. There’s a photo of Abraham Lincoln that Obama supposedly was to emulate or so the story was in 2008. Ft. Hood’s massacre is represented by the gravestone, and in front is a Muslim. See the airplane in the sky? Recall the fly over New York City by Air Force One that scared the population? We never got details as to why that occurred. What’s in the trashcan next to the Bust of Churchill that is on the ground?
On the left there is a toe tag on a person laying on a gurney? What is represented by this? Death panels perhaps? Number of soldiers who have died in Afghanistan?
There is a portrait at the bottom of the painting of Bin Laden, but why was a football placed next to him? The Occupy group is represented appropriately over on the left. But why a toilet next to them? Over on the right are two hands, one man giving an envelope marked classified. There is a veteran holding a flag and piles of cars behind him. I suspect that is meant to be “Cash for Clunkers.” Beneath him is a man holding a beer and that represents who or what?
There are so many nuances to explore in this artist’s work. They are explained by the painter at his website. While there, if you place your mouse over a figure, a box comes up explaining the meaning or background. Make it more fun and try to figure out his meaning before you visit to read his explanation.
If you don’t understand one of the symbols, do ask us and we will attempt to explain after you’ve read the artist’s interpretation.
What a fascinating work of art! What do you think, will it be hung in the official Obama Library?