Art by definition is one mans perspective on what they really feel when they view a piece of art. Any art is always subjective to opinions whether they be good or bad. To try and dissect the meaning behind any piece of art is ludicrous and a waste of time. Can we honestly know what each artist was feeling when he (or she) painted it? Why can't we just acknowledge the fact that it is art and enjoy it? There is more to art than just symbolism. Why not look at the clean lines, the stoke of the brush or the thought that went into making the art in the first place? When you open your mind, you open your heart to ART and other things as well.
I love the shadows in this in particular. It gives the atmosphere of a one-windowed room, in an apartment high in a building at night - streetlights filtered through the window - to me. All that from the way you drew the shadows
Obama has been hyped, in fact overhyped, as the hope for our future, yadda yadda yadda. They've placed him up on this high, high pedestal, almost like he's the Messiah or something, and that once he's in power, everything will just be great and wonderful and all our problems will just magically melt away.
And then the day comes when he's sworn in, and he begins to do stuff... and it slowly starts to dawn on people that he's just not the great, infallible uberbeing we were all led to believe, or that we all so wanted to TELL ourselves he was... that maybe he doesn't really have that much of an idea what to do now that he's GOT the power... and anyway, it's starting to become clear he's in over his head and doesn't want to admit it. So, you, the ape, start to get disillusioned to all this hopenchange thing, and start to realize there is no hope outside yourself for someone ELSE to come along and solve all your problems, you gotta solve all your OWN problems, and not let some gawdawful, incompetent Nanny State come in and fix all your problems FOR you... which they're inept and hamfisted at ANYway... rather like an ape in itself, actually. Or like a bull in a china shop. Or like an ape riding a bull in a china shop.
(FWIW: I believe in reducing the size of government, not increasing it. And no, I didn't vote for Obama...)
I am glad to meet someone who understand that Obama, before being black or white, saviour or impostor, is an human, like us, not a superman.
But, this is an american idole, a world idole, because when everything goes bad, humans need an icon, a father or a shelter (work, familly, drugs, sex, sport...).
Even if Obama fails, even if the non-american people don't see effect of his politic, he still be a symbol. For good or fake reasons, it helps us to think 2010, 2011 would be a better world. So, because of the perspective of a colored future, he brings hope to pass this hard year, 2009.
Ah, yes, the "American Idol" mentality of our country: Too many people are choosing their political figures based on feelgood oooIlikethisguy'spersonality type thought processes, when they really should be sitting down, intellectually, and doing their homework on what each of their candidates actually intends to DO, what his ideology is, and such. If you're choosing your leaders based on your emotions, as if you were picking a favorite pop star or movie star, rather than choosing them based on cold, hard facts... well, you deserve whatever you get.
Unfortunately, NONE of the US Presidential candidates, from EITHER major party, were all that good a choice this time around.
This is a very well done piece of work that conveys your image of hope through a different approach. Where the terms of racism were brought up is by people most likely either insecure or overly confrontational. People like to stir up things... don't worry about it. Keep that awesome talent of yours and don't let others bring fret into your life. Keep the good and recognize what is bad. Throw out the garbage at the end of the day eh?
That...was simply amazing. I love how the image is dark and I like how the colors are contrasting just how dark certain things. I must commend on your comment to the people. I hate when race is seen in EVERY little fucking thing that happens to maybe test the mind. It's rather annoying that people are pulling the race card here. It's stupid...
Anyway, Great job. I love this so much. I'm going to purchase it as soon as I can. Thank you for your beautiful art. I love it, as always.