Jon McNaughton, a painter with a edge for political commentary, has released his latest image: “Obamanation.”
The painting depicts President Barack Obama standing on a podium while around him are artifacts of his term as president thus far: Osama Bin Laden, a Fort Hood tombstone, a trashcan representing the Solyndra scandal, an unemployed man, toilet humor he used at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner and more.
McNaughton writes on his website, “I am just one person, a citizen of this country using my first amendment rights to speak out through my art. This is my declaration that we have never had a president do more to harm our country than Barack Obama.”
He describes “Obamanation” as representing ”all the subtle, mindless, radical and dangerous atrocities of the Obama administration” in a single painting.
Like all of McNaughton’s works, he has posted his latest image online and made it interactive. Viewers can hover over various elements of the painting and information regarding what it represents pops up. Try it here.
“There are over 60 [symbols] in the painting,” he writes on his website. “No person can analyze this image and learn about these facts and still, in good conscience, vote for Obama in 2012.”
Watch this video to see McNaughton’s development of the piece with voice-over of his thoughts regarding what it represents: