Beyond the obvious beauty and grace of our First Lady, one must consider the historic importance of this photo. Our history books sweep under the rug the fact that the White House was built by African American slaves. For the next 150 years the majority of the serving staff of the so called “people’s house” were African American. In 1901 Booker T. Washington was the first African American to be received there as a guest by Theodore Roosevelt, to the horror of Washington society. They are all at last vindicated in our first African American first family. Note…It is my humble opinion that no matter what family should occupy the White House after January 2017, and the following generations for that matter, they will never equal the style, debonair, and class as that of the Obamas.
“If I’m gonna die, I’m gonna die historic on a fury road!”
Painted pretty much as soon as I got out of the theater!! Will be part of my upcoming second solo show, “MOMENTS II,” which opens on June 12th (come to the opening if you’re in the NYC area!) Prints to be sold through Bottleneck Gallery.
U.S. President Barack Obama and U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama pose while waiting on the North Portico for the arrival of Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Madame Peng Liyuan ahead of a state dinner at the White House September 25, 2015 in Washington, DC
ALL I CAN IMAGINE NOW IS PERIDOT HOBBLING AROUND EARTH MUTTERING TO HERSELF
“stuck on this stupid planet… homeworld is being useless… crystal clods… called ME a clod… took my foot… wHAT EVEN IS A STEVEN”