painting . Bill Clinton . oil on board . 10” x 10” . 2009
oil on board
10" x 10"
This is one of a series of paintings I made from television images of Barack Obama's Inauguration as President of the United States. I really had no intention of painting Clinton. In fact, I wanted to paint Obama but felt this image said much more about our recent American history. Obama's inauguration, for me, was a genuine evolution and passing of power from a Clinton reign. It's no mistake that this portrait is unflattering. I hoped to convey contrition.