On the Cover

On the Cover: Scott Siedman

By Staff
California artist Scott Siedman created this painting of Barak Obama titled The Man from Illinois, as a tribute to this extraordinary leader.
By placing him within the traditional American "heartland" mythologies, he celebrates Obama as a son of the midwest, linked in metaphor to the land, to books, and to the possibility of connecting to Lincoln’s "angels of our better nature."
Prints are available at scottzart@earthlink.net.

This article was originally published on November 3, 2008.