Saturday, January 14, 2012

The True Face of Hope

This collage was the back of our 2009 New Years card.
Since were now in presidential campaign mode the shelf life on this gag is expiring…
I’ve gotten a lot of reactions from this piece.  My intent at the time was a satiric commentary on the pervasive “Hope’ image associated with the Obama campaign (I was not alone in this).
In the last few years I’ve seen people’s response to this image change.More and more I now hear from people who regard this image as a critique on the Obama presidency (And perhaps as a projection of their disappointment).
It’s intriguing to me that the perceived content or meaning of an image can shift over time.

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