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Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Your awesome Obama picture of the day: Obama is the world (or something)
What is the matter with people? Why would someone sit down and put together an image like this? Sheesh...
h/t Lew Rockwell blog
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Tracked on 2008-11-12 11:12:59 PM
Its what any good worshipper would do for their deity.
Posted by: JC | 2008-11-12 8:50:27 PM
What do you mean? What's wrong with that picture?
Seems like a very accurate image of the president elect, at least in the eyes of his disciples.
Posted by: Johan i Kanada | 2008-11-12 9:08:27 PM
Holy crap! Giant Obama is about to devour the earth!
Posted by: Terrence Watson | 2008-11-12 9:08:31 PM
@Terrence: No, the world is hurtling at Obama's forehead! Get out of the way, Obama. Get out of the way!
Posted by: P.M. Jaworski | 2008-11-12 9:24:58 PM
Isn't this considered idolatry? :)
Posted by: Zebulon Pike | 2008-11-12 9:43:09 PM
Personality cult much?
Reminds me of some of the Stalin "fan art".
Posted by: Pete | 2008-11-12 11:09:16 PM
I think it's a play on the Third Eye -- a sign of enlightenment and higher consciousness for New Agers.
Posted by: Matthew Johnston | 2008-11-12 11:14:52 PM
Considering that the piece is by Alex Grey, you're almost certainly right. He's a psychedelic artist most famous for his work on Tool's album covers. Most of his work involves themes of enlightenment and higher consciousness.
He's actually got a bunch of process photos on his site right now, showing how the Obama portrait developed: http://www.alexgrey.com
Posted by: Voice of Reason | 2008-11-13 1:24:18 AM
VoR: I'm a huge fan of Tool, and "Third Eye" (appropriately enough) from Aenima is probably my favourite.
It's too bad that now I'll have to go and discard my Lateralus booklet. Shame, I really liked it.
Posted by: P.M. Jaworski | 2008-11-13 8:37:30 AM
It needs a title. I'm torn between "Master of the Universe" and "Opiate of the Masses".
Posted by: John Chittick | 2008-11-13 10:17:10 AM
"Why would someone sit down and put together an image like this?"
I say, because thanks to current computer technology and the power of free, open-source graphics software, putting together an image like this requires remarkably little work. Doing remarkably little work seems like a trait common to many Obama supporters.
Posted by: Anonymous | 2008-11-13 3:15:21 PM
Dang, I just saw the link to the site that shows how the piece was created using traditional painting techniques and airbrushing. Oh well, I'm still a little proud of my snarky wit...
Posted by: Anonymous | 2008-11-13 3:18:02 PM
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