On the Cover: Scott Siedman

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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.
 
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