Sunday, June 07, 2009

Painterly Visions

Walking through Adams Morgan in DC last night, we noticed this terrific mural, the first major work in DC to include President Obama. It is on Mama Ayesha's restaurant, and shows the restaurant's founder (now deceased) in a "group photo" with every president since Eisenhower.
This is a great example of what geographers call "sense of place." It is celebratory art that represents the city as a whole and says something important about how this business sees itself fitting into that city.

As with any kind of mural that shows a series, we were wondering about the intention to continue this one. From the image online, it appears that the artist has left room to include just one more president, the 45th.

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