November 6th, 2009
"Presto! Taco! Change-O!"
by Taco Werewolf
This is a commissioned piece I did for a friend who is a fan of my "Obama Taco Underwear" painting series, and an even bigger supporter of our amazing President. My friend is the handsome, immaculately dressed bald magician in the painting who, through the magic of tacos and underwear, is able to "pull a rabbit out of a hat" in the event of any problems he may encounter as long as he and the American people have HOPE. The rabbit ears on both his and President Obama's head represent our President's ability to hear what the majority of American people want, and to try his best to deliver it to them despite any adversity and opposition.
There is also a sort of "painting within a painting" in this piece. My magician friend is also the owner of the very first installment of the "Obama Taco Underwear" painting series, "A Change In Underwear We Can Believe In". "Underwear Change" has a very special sentimental value to me. It is the "flagship" painting of the series, and I feel the most inspired, as it perfectly captures the essence of what "Obama Taco Underwear" is all about. I wanted to refer to it in this commissioned piece, in an image that also portrays its owner. So as this painting is indeed a depiction of hope, change and transformation through the metaphorical power of underwear and tacos, it also has something to say about who is the owner of the series' first installment, the painting that started it all for me. You can see that there are six multi-colored figures in the painting, all of which also appear in the same poses in "A Change In Underwear We Can Believe In" which is meant to show that my magician friend, at least in my own mind, is now the "Keeper of the Underwear."
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