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Tuesday, July 06, 2004
A friend sent this photo-mosaic to me. I thought you all might like to see it.

"War President"

From the Artist: "An image is like an empty room and any message that one reads in that room necessarily came in the baggage one carried when one walked in the door. If I made a mosaic of George Washington composed of images of the American dead from the revolution, would viewers likely take that image as an indictment of [President] Washington? I submit that they would not. It would be viewed as a monument to the dead and a celebration of a great leader, a somewhat maudlin monument maybe but surely not offensive. The fact that 'War President' is not viewed [in] such a manner is not due to any intrinsic property of 'War President' but lies somewhere else."

For more information see the War President Mosaic's story


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