Featured on the cover of the OUTLOOK section of The Washington Post Sunday paper edition, 12-02-18 / Art director, Chris Rukan
36 x 24 inches overall, multiple of cut-and-pasted printed paper, collage, and mixed media on wood panel, 2018.
George H.W. Bush, 1924 - 2018. The patriarch of a political dynasty, Bush was the last World War ll vet to serve in the Oval Office.
This multidimensional portrait makes explicit reference to it’s subject, former President George H.W. Bush through cut-and-pasted printed paper and found and repurposed materials, some of which are shown here. The aim of expression was to eloquently encapsulate the life and legacy of Mr. Bush through his writings by using pages from the following provided books (listed below) along with their bindings and torn covers, acrylic paint, cardboard, rope, glue, campaign buttons, an official White House napkin, a Bush Welcome Ceremony ticket, an official 1989 Inaugural Day envelope and an official 1988 CBS News Republican National Convention press pass.
Assembled together, these items craft extraordinary story lines within this artistic profile of America’s 41st President.
READ the ARTICLE HERE
Many thanks to Chris Rukan and his colleagues at The Washington Post for this cover assignment.
Books and publications used within this work include:
George Bush with Victor Gold. Doubleday. 269 pp. (1987)
A WORLD TRANSFORMED
George Bush and Brent Scowcroft. Vintage Books. 590 pp. (1999)
THE CHINA DIARY OF GEORGE H.W. BUSH
The Making of a Global President
By Jeffrey A. Engel (ed.). Princeton. 395 pp. (2008)
ALL THE BEST, GEORGE BUSH
My Life in Letters and Other Writings
George H.W. Bush. Scribner. 717 pp. (2013)