A famous artist from Provo, Utah who has painted a very controversial piece of art of a depressed man sitting on a park bench and is surrounded by all of the 43 Presidents and in the forefront of the painting President Barack Obama with his back turned to him is stepping on the United States Constitution.
Now, with President Donald Trump he has made a new painting with much contrast and difference from the other. In this painting, you can see the American people, different races, background professions surrounding the same depressed man who is now planting a tree, which symbolizes the tree of hope and next to him is a woman and President Trump.
The title of the painting is perfect of Trump’s legacy “You are not forgotten,” because that is what he promised to the American people that he will fight the American middle class and that he will not forget them.
His Presidency has already shown his dedication to the people. Bringing jobs to the people, getting rid of the dangerous Obama care. Taking the fight to terrorism instead of paying them. This painting actually sums it all up.
The artist has explained his position behind the painting. “I don’t place all the blame on Obama. On my website I try to explain what each president has ever done,” he said. “The thing I like about the painting is that it does get the people talking.”
The painting has done well since it was released. “It sold thousands. I sold many different sizes and editions and now that we are in an election year I expect to sell more. But, this isn’t the first time that the artist has waded into politically charged waters.
Previously he has released “One Nation Under God,” a painting depicting Jesus holding the Constitution and judging several archetypes such as a liberal journalist, a smug college professor and another archetype that the artist calls “Mr. Hollywood.”
“I hope my work will create a conversation and reach people on a deeper level,” he says on his website. “I like to use metaphor and multiple levels of meaning to reach my viewer. If it makes them think and feel, then it is successful. I’m not trying to create an art style. I want to communicate my ideas. Isn’t that the purpose of art?”