Saturday, November 29, 2008

Obama-mania?

Hello faithful few. I come to you this weekend a bit tired but relaxed. My thought for this post is the Obama craze or the aptly named "Obama-mania." I wonder as an artist should I get caught up in the fray or should I just sit back an just enjoy the moment. I mean just about everyday I am seeing someone bring in a print or I am looking through a newspaper or magazine or someone has a shirt on that is in our president-elects' likeness. Today this guy came into my job and he had this guy who was really inebriated. So this guy starts babbling on about how good the dude was, how he had drew Obama, Dr. King and Kennedy in front of the white house. I am sure some of you guys have seen the Sheppard Fairey posters of Obama. I believe those prints will become about as popular as Al Pacino as Scarface lounging in his desk chair or the I want you Uncle Sam posters. I am wondering if this is going to end up being overkill. If pretty soon you will be able to go into Wal-Mart and find all of these cheesy framed prints of our next president.

I wonder if I should be doing some Obama drawings or some Obama paintings. Should I jump on that bandwagon? Should I buy into the whole craze at the risk of being kitschy? I don't know yet. I think I have to think on it more before I jump into the foray.

That's all I have for you guys this week.

Until next week sometime, namaste and stay strong...

2 comments:

Tiffany Nicole said...

I say...think outside the box. Sure you can get caught up in the parley but put your spin on the subject. It doesn't have to some portrait of the man...defy the norm!

Roscheeta said...

I say just wait you will have four years to be inspired to do something Obama-ish. But it will be more of a defining moment feel if you catch my meaning. So if you don't feel like jumping on the wagon just yet don't. Just follow your instincts they haven't led you astray yet so trust yourself and when the time comes you will know how and what to do.