Tired Old Liberal

Tired Old Lib, 2004

Size H: 30 in W: 24 in D: 18 in

Laminated and carved poplar with oil stain, paint and copper details. One might call this the old man of my political conversion. I think the humor of this piece shows some influence of my friend, Jack Earl, the ceramic sculptor who is a fellow Ohioan who just lives up the road. In this story the poor slack-jawed fellow is blindfolded to the Truth while the Blue Bird of Happiness pulls out his last remaining strands of hair. This work is autobiographical and does not intend to offend others.

Yes, he has a huge head because he is very, very intelligent.

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