Epoh: I Can Paint With Anything

Hello all,

Just in time for all the campaigning and mudslinging, I have a new work available displaying my total lack of faith in politics.  “Epoh: 3 Years Later” has to be the total opposite of  my  2009 painting “Dead Elephants” which was featured in the book “Designing Obama”.   Yes…I am one of those who temporarily bought into the the whole “Change” thing.  That being said, I have to mention that I don’t think Obama is any worse than former presidents we’ve had but his run has definitely caused me to cultivate a more nihilistic view of politics.

Anyway, I started “EPoh”  several months ago and just recently went back and finished it.  Due to my lack of  interest in the political system, I didn’t plan to release the assemblage, but I was encouraged to by one of my  collectors during a recent visit to my studio.  He instantly recognized the portrait pasted to the boards and convinced  me it was an important work.  If anything it’s a clear example of character growth in the critical thinking department.

Epoh: 3 Years Later
Size yet to be determined,
Charcoal, acrylic, primer, screws, & collage on mdf assemblage, 2012

Until next time,




C.Kirk Art In New Book “Designing Obama”

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The Obama-themed art I created during the presidential election in 2008 will be featured in the upcoming “Designing Obama” book, coming out this November! Some details: The Design Director of the Obama campaign, Scott Thomas, has collaborated with artists and designers to create Designing Obama, a chronicle of the art from the historic campaign. Get the inside story on how design was used by the campaign, and scope out the pieces, created unofficially, by grassroots supporters.The 360-page book is full-color and hardbound, highly crafted with an embossed sleeve. Forewords written by Steven Heller and Michael Bierut.

For more information check out “Designing Obama”