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February 09, 2009

Viewed by Martians

Obama_08 Expectation is a large ephemeral sand painting portraying the likeness of Barack Obama, located in the Catalan city of Barcelona. It was created before the 2008 US presidential election using a large-scale vector graphic, a GPS topography system and approximately 650 tons of sand.

The work’s grand scale (1 hectare / 2.5 acres) embodies the immense sense of hope felt by Barack Obama’s supporters and raises a mirror to reflect the source of that hope. Obama has awakened an enormous yearning for change that runs deep beneath decades of disaffection with the political establishment.

It was created by Cuban-American culture-jamming artist Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada

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(Photo above from flickr)

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Glad he won, however he needs 8 years to unscrew this mess.. Somebody was asleep at the wheel for 8 LONG years.....=o(

Posted by: Orlando at Feb 12, 2009 7:27:48 PM