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"Duck And Cover" by davidmacdowell "Duck And Cover" by davidmacdowell
18 x 24 Acrylic on gesso board= For the "Canceptual [v.3] Show at Crewest Gallery in LA. The can is made of cardboard-{I cut a shipping tube in half;P}, with canvas wrapped around it and.. and some foam I cut out..
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This is an absolutely spectacular work and very relevant for our time. Men who think outside convention are always feared even though they may have everyone's best interest at heart. It's a shame that so many miscreants exist in our society who feel the need to silence those who try to make a difference in the world.

I think the composition is of the utmost relevance as the historical figures who have fallen to the assassin's bullet or the political machines that label them dangerous inhabit the top part of the painting. The suggestion that Barack Obama may be in danger is clear, especially if one considers that the conservative factions in the U.S. are the ones who think their "gun rights" are being threatened by our new liberal President (I heard that there is even a gun store owner in Washington state who is raffling off a very expensive shotgun to the person who chooses the projected date of Obama's assassination).

The Disney cartoon figures are the PERFECT symbol for the close-minded masses who often support these political or religious killings; they are caricatures of men who embrace conservative causes and fear the change which they see as injurious to their way of life. Oftentimes, these "cartoon figures" mistakenly believe that their violent actions will change the world when all they've done is ensure that true change will never come. Thankfully, they are often forgotten in the obscurity of death or long-time prison terms.

Although I'm a very avid gun owner, I hope that should this painting be prophetic and Obama should fall to an assassin's bullet, the most stringent gun laws be put into place, starting with comprehensive psychological examinations and a full range of IQ tests.

This is one of the most politically astute paintings I've seen in a very long time!
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:iconrhetorichaystack:
RhetoricHaystack Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
complex and powerful. great job!
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:icondavidmacdowell:
davidmacdowell Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Pax!!
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:iconrhetorichaystack:
RhetoricHaystack Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
:fistbump:
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Brianna-Sue Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this more than I love anything that I have ever loved in my life :] Fucking Beautiful, Truthful, Free, and Just America :]
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davidmacdowell Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Hey Thanks Brianna!!:):):)
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:iconbrianna-sue:
Brianna-Sue Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You are so very welcome sir :]
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:iconbadpeachpie:
badpeachpie Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
This deserves a DD. :wow:
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:iconseadogz:
seadogz Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009  Professional General Artist
There is so much creativity here, that my windows pc mind had to shutdown..rebooting...welcome to windows...OK I hate to say awesome but I keep saying it because I know this wasn't easy and this is awesomely done. The can looks real, the theme is super splendid and the professor duck priceless. Very inspiring!
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Nevada-Line-Photos Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
Fantastic! Way to open up a can of wicked-cool sarcasm on our culture. This is a great dictation of where we are now in society.

Spectacular piece: clever, cheeky, and fresh- I want to high five you!
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:icondavidmacdowell:
davidmacdowell Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Ahhhh-High5 right back atcha`:):)
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:iconslifertheskydragon:
slifertheskydragon Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so wait... that spray can's real, isn't it! (like it sticks out of the canvas?)
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:icongothicfeverdream:
GothicFeverDream Featured By Owner May 19, 2009
awesomeeeeeeee
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:icondavidmacdowell:
davidmacdowell Featured By Owner May 22, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thankssssss;)
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GothicFeverDream Featured By Owner May 25, 2009
ur welcomessssssss>:}
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JasonJacenko Featured By Owner May 4, 2009
wow sick as mate thanks for the link too show lookewd awesome
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:icondawno:
dawno Featured By Owner May 3, 2009  Professional General Artist
I love the can of whoop ass! HA!
You must be having a blast. Great luck at your LA show.
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:icondavidmacdowell:
davidmacdowell Featured By Owner May 4, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Dawn and Thanks for checkin in with me through my blog-I didnt for get to Thank You but I guess better late than never:P Im so busy that its not really a blast but in hindsight itll probably be placed under the blast category-haaaaaa! Hope all is well on yr side:)
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dawno Featured By Owner May 9, 2009  Professional General Artist
Good luck daveman!
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davidmacdowell Featured By Owner May 22, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Spank you very much!
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wytherwing Featured By Owner May 3, 2009
totally awesome!! :thumbsup:
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:icondavidmacdowell:
davidmacdowell Featured By Owner May 4, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Spanks Brother Alan!!
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wytherwing Featured By Owner May 5, 2009
:D always a pleasure bro! :highfive:
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Zweihander400 Featured By Owner May 2, 2009
this is a very very beautiful collages... or painting.. i really love the colors and the wacky characters too! i actually watched duck tales as a kid, n i love the show so much! :XD:
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:icondavidmacdowell:
davidmacdowell Featured By Owner May 4, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the kindness!!!:):):) I LOVED Duck Tales!!
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TheMadMulatto Featured By Owner May 2, 2009
Hahahah! Cool. Very creative way of hitting the messege home. :heart:
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:icondavidmacdowell:
davidmacdowell Featured By Owner May 4, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Hey`Thanks!!:):)
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TheMadMulatto Featured By Owner May 5, 2009
No problem! :D
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Decarabia69 Featured By Owner May 2, 2009
Great work, Dave and it certainly speaks toward the tendency of the right-wing wackos in this country who feel Obama is trying to disarm them, thus making their pile of Ramen noodles a target for neighborhood bullies, the Jew, the Mexicans, the Blacks or anyone else they feel is against them.
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davidmacdowell Featured By Owner May 4, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I seriously have no idea where this country is headed, but I guess I have a pretty good Idea when I listen to WAR PIGS by black sabbath-haaaaa! Thanks again for the awesomeness Mike:)Decca
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:icondecarabia69:
Decarabia69 Featured By Owner May 5, 2009
Hopefully that will change now that the War Pigs are no longer in office! :)
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MAD-Uninc Featured By Owner May 1, 2009
Very nice work, man! Was Jesus assasinated? I thought he died of an overdose...-)
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:icondavidmacdowell:
davidmacdowell Featured By Owner May 4, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Ha-Thats Right! I heard he was mixing wine with qualudes while partying with with Janis Joplin;P
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:iconzergspice:
zergspice Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009
Goddamn! I think you are safe, but Disney is gonna try and come at your someday and its gonna be great for business!
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davidmacdowell Featured By Owner May 4, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I dunno man-They havent messed with me yet-knock on wood-I guess Ive been lucky:):) Hey-I figure let them sue me because "....I aint got Nooooo Money Honey"-haaa
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:iconzergspice:
zergspice Featured By Owner May 9, 2009
Larry Flynt already won that battle for you anyway, but i am sure you are pissing them off, muckraker!
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V511 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009
amazing job. i really liked how you put it all together, i fav it cuz i liked to colors and the perpectiv, but i din't understand what you meen this time (and please don't say that i'm stupid)....
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davidmacdowell Featured By Owner May 4, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I left it all pretty vague-which was really stupid of ME;P Thanks for the kindness rainbow cheeks!;P
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nothing-queen Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009
I can't get over the detail on the spray aerosol can. Awesome.
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davidmacdowell Featured By Owner May 4, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks nothing queen,but in person up close it aint all as cool as it could be..I outlined the lettering in sharpie and then when I sprayed it with clear enamel-the sharpie molecularly broke down and dripped/splattered/ran..oh man..isnt sharpie supposed to be permanent?haaaaa!:)
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mungbean Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009
great as usual! :D

But I was just wondering what's the deal with Colt 45?
I've seen it in a couple of your pieces now, like the Menace II Society/Sobriety.

All I know is that its a beer and that we don't get it in Australia
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:iconmungbean:
mungbean Featured By Owner May 5, 2009
ahh ok
thought it may have some relevance

oh and yea, despite what people may think, it is quite hard finding fosters in a pub in Australia :P
Come to think of it... I don't think I've ever seen it in a bar/pub
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davidmacdowell Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I guess I just think the label looks visually cool with its play of primary colors-The Fosters can looks cool too!
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JOSHic Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009
Another piece of yours that kicks ass. Love your stuff, Dave. (May I call you Dave?)

(By the way, those 2 dudes (or gals) questioning Tupac's, Malcolm's and Che's free thinking aren't getting any points from me.)
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davidmacdowell Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks and Ive decided to paint bowls of fruit from now on-haaaaaaa!
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zelo75 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009
First off I really like this piece and almost everything else you do. The only real crit that I have is with putting Tupac into the piece. Everyone else that you have up there is a political figure and protested against something or was a symbol of the movement. They all died for their beliefs, except Obama. To me Tupac was a gangster and a thug that died doing what gangsters do, talking shit about others and getting killed for it. Aside from that I think it's a great piece.
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davidmacdowell Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I just chose the "slain" ones purely as a marketing demographic. Sounds weird, but true..!
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:iconzelo75:
zelo75 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009
then i guess it makes sense. he was all about the dolla dolla bills yall
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davidmacdowell Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
haaaaa! Yeah-The show is in an urban environment so Im just trying to hit all the bases that I can;)
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whiteazaleas Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh thank you for this. Thank you so muich :happycry:
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davidmacdowell Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
No problem, Thank You!
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