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It's A Grand Old Party

Trinja Henrickson's avatar Trinja Henrickson

"It's A Grand Old Party" is my cheeky response to the current US Administration. This piece is created with papier- mache, oil paint, acrylic, and mixed media. The papier- mache surface allows for less control in the painting process, giving it a distorted and allover sort of unattractiveness. Given the subject matter... I felt it was appropriate. I also tip my hat to the Pop artist Red Grooms, whom I have long admired for his unique aesthetic sensibility. These figures are consuming a big meal, and sucking up special beers in the mix. The cans are painted in a crushed, drunken up, tossed aside sort of respect. Each can is labeled in regard to the things they have drunken up and crushed ie: NEA Ale, EPA stout, Democracy Lager, Freedom of Speech Beer. Also note, the foods they are gobbling up originate from immigrant culture in the United States. The center figure is certainly tweeting something very noble and inspiring to all of humanity.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 20 inches
  • Medium: mixed media
  • Width: 40 inches
  • Year created: 2017
  • Height: 50 inches