© 2012 barbara.obata@gmail.com Preliminary Sketch of George and Dick

Drawing Experiment #18: George Bush Compassion Project, Redux

In celebration of Dick Cheney’s new heart, here are  a couple of extensions to the George Bush Compassion Project.  This time incorporating Dick.  Everyone blames it all on Dick.   That’s a pretty heavy burden to carry, the whole WMD thing, 100’s of 1000’s dead, (I include total dead, without distinguishing for “race”), financial collapse… Valerie Plame…

George and Dick, two torsos together

George and Dick, two torsos together

For this exercise I investigated the bodies of the old boys.  On further inspection you’ll notice the involvement of crucifixes, occurring within the body. They provide a marvelous structure to the bodies, enabling the build to go very quickly.  I would say the reference is not to the personal sacrifices of either man, but is a recognition of a high level of engagement with a religious ordering of the state.

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