collage, gouache on paper
18” x 24”
This is one of four larger renderings of Trump as facing the four cardinal directions. The point of view is from behind looking past him to a distant strata/cut-away with oil rigs lined up on the horizon against a Twitter blue sky. Here Trump is encouraged by his spirit animal, the Twitter bird and a reassuring pat on the back from Santa. His focus is singular: oil. Meanwhile a very smart phone in the foreground records, or rather interprets the scene as a gathering of suits resting comfortably in bright red upholstered chairs...the rear guard maintaining the steady economy of depletion and destruction.