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    Posted February 9, 2009 by
    Wooster, Ohio
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    "Obamaland #1: The Inauguration" ©Susan Shie 2009.



    This is my last Inauguraion piece, after making a series of smaller pieces of the swearing-in ceremony. See this piece at http://www.turtlemoon.com/gallery09/Obamaland%201%20full.htm.



    It's 48.5"h x 32.5"w, a whole cloth painting on fabric, painted with airbrush and airpe and hand brush. 



    Obama's whole inaugural address is hand written on his suit coat, left hand, Lincoln's Bible, Michelle Obama's hand, and into the background at the bottom right corner of the piece.



    Other writing includes my own diary and political commentary, as well as friends' thoughts about Obama's strengths.



    This piece is not in the "President Obama: A Celebration in Art Quilts" show at the Cafritz Art Center in Silver Spring, MD, Feb 9 - Mar 5, with its reception on Feb 13, but I'm taking this one along to show to the other artists in the show.  I have three pieces in the exhibition curated by Sue Walen and Mary Staley, and also contributed to a piece in the show, made by the Fiber Artists for Obama gorup.



    I will continue to chronicle the Obama presidency in my time capsule-like art making.  Stay tuned



    - Susan Shie, Obama art historian



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