I’m With Her is a part of the series, “2016.”
America’s 2016 election boiled down to four candidates: Ted Cruz, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders. Chaos ensued among our entire country as we burst into political arguments. Woo girls chanted “I’m With Her” until it echoed within all our skulls. I illustrated four abstract campaign posters while reflecting upon this historic election. Meanwhile I pondered, how did we all choose who to vote for?
We all remember that night. Red bleeding across the country as Trump’s lead became inevitable. Liberals were panicking on Facebook. Fake news had gone awry! That election changed us and I wanted to know why. An ideological warfare had begun. In a world where expressing your opinion is literally at your fingertips, we all had a say.
I decided to explore our leaders. Listening to speeches, interviews, debates and rallies, I dissected their policies and history. With Faber Castell ink pens, I drew each portrait, then subsequently scanned the illustration into Adobe Illustrator where I edited the color and linework. This resulted in a small series of ghost-like campaign posters.
Each work is printed on Epson Hot Press Bright Paper with Archival inks. The color should outlast our grandchildren. Let’s hope they learn wisely from our mistakes, our rivalries and our ignorance so that their future may serve them better. SHIPPING: Drawings are placed in a sleeve to ensure protection. Framed artwork is bubble-wrapped and boxed, unframed artwork is placed in a travel-safe envelope. A week following the purchase date, orders will ship.