In it, I wrote about the burgeoning trend of pseudo-vintage apparel and iconography that Obama supporters were starting to wear; a trend that would later reach its zenith in Shepard Fairey's "Hope."
I often forget what I've written and when I stumble upon it later, it's like reading it for the first time, which is an interesting disconnect. In this context, I reached the end of the post and was struck by my concluding paragraph:
I think that, assuming Obama wins, if America ever wakes up and looks back at his failed presidency and the mix of mass hysteria and corrupt philosophy that swept this demagogue into office, this photograph could be one of the iconic images of the times that helps to explain what went wrong.It seems so very long ago that Obama's presidency was just a possibility. It's been a hell of a year, so far. The photo I was referring to was analyzed brilliantly by Ed Cline (quoted in the post) and looks shockingly like Raphael's "The Transfiguation."
Since I now have an excuse to post it again, here is my modification of the photo, "The Transfiguration of Obama."