A different view of PM Stephen Harper

From Halifax artist Shawna Mac:

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[Click here for the full-sized image.]

“I’m not very good with ‘art talk,’ ” Shawna replied when I asked her what she was going for in this picture. “It just seems there is a lack of contemporary historical Canadian art. Most of the pictures being made these days are either derogatory, abstract, or pretty flowers and landscapes.  Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but someone should fill in the blanks.  I’m just glad I live in a country where I don’t go to jail for it.”

To my undiscerning eye, the image imparts a schoolboy geekiness to the Prime Minister, to which Shawna replies, “Geeks are cool right now, and I do have a fondness for geeks.”

Find more work by Shawna Mac (who guards her full name online) here and here.

 

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