Posted by Liberty on December 3, 2008
“When Seattle artist Deborah Lawrence was asked to create an ornament for a holiday tree at the White House, nobody familiar with her work could have imagined she’d stick to snowmen, Santa Claus or Mount Rainier bathed in festive red, white and blue.
That Lawrence submitted an ornament with the words ‘Impeach Bush’ on its surface is also no surprise, except to the people responsible for picking her.
The 9-inch ball Lawrence created is covered with swirly red and white stripes and features a picture of Democratic Rep. Jim McDermott of Seattle, who signed a House resolution to consider the impeachment of President George W. Bush. Tiny glued-on text on the ornament hails the impeachment resolution.”
“Lawrence, 55, is pointedly political. She’s anti-Iraq war, anti-torture, pro-peace, pro-environment, pro-feminism, pro-diversity and pro-spreading-the-wealth. Those aren’t just her personal opinions; those are the issues that fuel the paintings she collages with printed messages.
‘Her work is all about social justice,’ said Catherine Person, who exhibits Lawrence’s work at Person Gallery in Seattle. ‘She’s the most political artist I know and the most political artist I represent by 100 miles. She’s a firebrand. Her last show in September was completely devoted to anti-Bush statements.’ McDermott, whose office was responsible for the selection of Lawrence, said the ornament’s content came as a surprise.”
It’s an honor to be chosen to to create an ornament to decorate the White House Christmas tree, regardless of political differences that you may have with the President. This woman deserves coal in her stocking. Neither she nor McDermott have any class.