Monday, January 18, 2010
A President For Haiti
Not only are Obama, Clinton & Bush doing things to help out Haiti but I figured Zachary Taylor should get in on it too. You all remember him right? Ol' "Rough and Ready". First President never to have held an elected office before, last Southern President until Woodrow Wilson, a Southern slaveholder who opposed the spread of slavery to the new territories. killed by a bad case of gastro after 16 months in office. Interesting stuff!
Anyways, I did an art/info book on all the US Presidents up to Obama. ( I don't have any copies to include with the piece so you'd have to buy a copy, sorry ) I've only ever sold or given away a very few of them but I put Zack up on ebay with 100% of the profit going to the American Red Cross to go some way to doing something for the devastated people of Haiti right now...but let's hope after the catastrophe too, something like a stable country can one day emerge from that horribly poor part of the planet. The history of Haiti is a sad and tragic one.
It's watercolour on letter sized paper.