Title: Al (Gore)
When asked to address the issue of the future of America, and given the fact that I am a portrait painter, my thoughts immediately turned to Al Gore.
No person has done more to set the agenda for the future of the health of our planet – climate change and the need to reverse greenhouse gas emissions, clean energy technology, energy independence and conservation including increased use of mass transit. He is a passionate crusader with much popular appeal. As America’s environmental conscience, he has made clear what efforts are necessary to reverse course and avoid global catastrophe. “Al Gore”, a jaquard tapestry woven in Belgium, is based on a Polaroid photograph taken when the then Vice President was running for President.
EXCERPT FROM THE INTERVIEW
I’ve always thought that problem-solving is highly overrated and that problem creation is far more interesting.
If you ask yourself a personal enough question, your response is more likely to be personal, and that means that if you get yourself into trouble, no one else’s answers are going to be applicable and you’ll be flying by the seat of your pants and you’ll have to come up with something. In fact, my learning disabilities controlled a lot of things. I don’t recognize faces, so I’m sure it’s what drove me to portraits in the first place.
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