The Crossing

Mixed-media kinetic construction
5’5(h) x 2′(w) x 3′(d), © 2001

This artwork is a parody on two U.S. presidents named George. George Washington, our first president, and George Dubya Bush, our current president. “The Crossing” is a political satire, based on the famous war painting of George Washington crossing the Delaware, replaced by a cast of characters from the current administration. The sculpture has a nautical theme complete with rubber rats, rope and a large buoy-like object. A light shines on the diorama at the top of the artwork where one can pull the hat on Mr. Potato Head-which makes a foghorn-like sound. It is a comment on the arrogant, yet stupid persona of George Dubya, standing in the boat calling out, “What crossing-where?”