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|Valvoline Portraits; cast plastic, birch ply, black enamel, steel; 2009|
The subject of oil depletion is unraveled through painstaking, hand-carved bas-relief portraits of influential politicians and oil-rich Americana. Portraits of politicians include Franklin D. Roosevelt, Ibn Saud, Dokubo Asari, Saddam Hussein, Georgre W. Bush, and Hugo Chavez. Portraits of Americana include galloping Stallions, Muscle Car Strippers, Peter Fonda from Easy Rider and Buzz Aldrin walking on the moon.