Snowflake in Chief: Scorched Earth 2017, Cheetos, Fire, 108″ x 108″
Snowflake in Chief: Floor Show 2017, Cheetos, 96 x 96″
Snowflake in Chief: Goodbye Chief 2017, Cheetos, Snow, 36 x 36″
Snowflake in Chief: Eat the Chief 2017, Cheetos, Dog, 45 x 45″
I’ve been reacting to American politics with the body of work, “Snowflake in Chief”. Certain conservatives like to use the term “snowflake” to describe anyone who is disagreeing with their agenda and with this term they like to diminish the efforts of those people by painting them as too precious and fragile, incapable of hearing opposition or unkind words. But with the crowning of our president it’s become clear that in fact he is the biggest snowflake of all. Our president rages on Twitter over small slights, he spews vitriol towards any group that disagrees with him, he has tantrums over loyalty, and he is totally disconnected from the day to day reality of the average American citizen. With this body of work I am constructing presidential portraits and then wishing them away. I use Cheetos, weather, animals, and performance to achieve the results.