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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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RhetoricHaystack Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
complex and powerful. great job!
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davidmacdowell Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Pax!!
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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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Brianna-Sue Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You are so very welcome sir :]
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badpeachpie Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
This deserves a DD. :wow:
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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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davidmacdowell Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Ahhhh-High5 right back atcha`:):)
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