It is difficult for me to create work about Trump, not only for the hate I have toward him, but because his image is so well-known and has such a power around it that it distracts from any other message in the artwork. For that reason, in this book I did not include any image of his face (although his hands do appear). Instead of using his “easy image”, let’s say, I intended to create a portrait of the essence of his entire family through images that I found in Google searches, which were inspired by the professionally-shot photographs of the family.
All of these images act as metaphors of how I personally see him, and specifically how I view his public image. The quality of some images is very low, the image begins to fall apart, we pay more attention to the structures of the medium instead of being distracted by the grandness of the image. But in others, the quality remains. How can we critically question the images that always look polished in the same way that we doubt low-quality images?