Skip to comments.You Are Invited To Play A Role in the Creation of Barack Obama's Presidential Portrait
Posted on 11/11/2008 7:29:17 PM PST by TornadoAlley3
Make Your Mark In History: You Are Invited To Play A Role in the Creation of Barack Obama's Presidential Portrait
From Ken Kragen, who brought America "We Are The World" and "Hands Across America," in partnership with Rock The Vote, JoinTheDot presents "What's Your Message to the Next President," which invites millions of people to get a dot in Barack Obama's Presidential Portrait and attach a message to their dot. The portrait is made from millions of tiny dots - one of them could be yours.
Washington, DC-MD-VA-WV (1888PressRelease) November 12, 2008 - The traditional Presidential Portrait is evolving. Its now interactive! Now that the election is behind us and we have a president-elect, the JoinTheDot: Whats Your Message to the Next President? campaign enters a new phase the making of Barack Obamas Presidential Portrait.
This portrait is well on its way to becoming a modern-day national treasure, where millions of Americans can literally become part of the presidents face!
JoinTheDot: What's Your Message to the Next President? is an innovative and interactive way to become part of an instantly famous art piece and join a cause that gives The People a greater voice to be heard by the President himself, as well as each other.
Celebrity artist David Ilan has created a new way for peoples unique messages to come together and form a one-of-a-kind masterpiece. His JoinTheDot Presidential Portrait is being created through the unique method of art know as pointillism, where millions of hand-drawn tiny dots join together to form one larger image. Each dot represents a person and their message.
Every individuals dot in the drawing can be seen clearly up close, yet from farther away, you see the big picture a picture created from the hopes and dreams of the people who literally make up the portrait. Whats Your Message to the Next President?, in partnership with Rock the Vote, sponsored by American Airlines, and in collaboration with legendary social good organizer Ken Kragen ("We Are The World" and "Hands Across America" ), is inviting people everywhere to make their mark in the enduring portrait of the 44th President, a man who embodies the American dream. These messages will not only communicate to the next president, but also speak to generations to come.
Each participant who signs up at www.JoinTheDot.com (now through Inauguration Day) is given the number of their free dot, which can be used to access and share their text, video or audio message. The progress of the portrait can be viewed daily as each new participant contributes to its completion (a dot is not drawn by the artist on the canvas until someone signs up for it).
Getting a dot and attaching a personal message to it gives everyone a chance to share the voice behind the vote, regardless of who they supported during the election, said JoinTheDots Obama Portrait artist, David Ilan. Our goal is to unite the country by bringing people together in the creation of a work of art, and keep them engaged by making it easy to speak up and be heard. Like the American people, all dots are equal.
The messages that are pouring in have been personal, compelling, enlightening, significant, inspiring and impactful. Dots from celebrities are placed side-by-side in the drawing with dots from everyday people. Some of the messages are just one sentence (Thank you for being a hero to my son when he needed one.), while others are much lengthier and involved, yet all of the dots are points with purpose that plug into the spirit of democracy and touch a chord that needs to be heard. They speak in unison to inspire and help guide the next president.
Point by point, this living work of art will be built by people who care about making our country a better place starting with a Presidential Portrait that actually speaks to the President!
JoinTheDot: What's Your Message to the Next President? is not about politics. It is about the power of the people! This is a celebration of democracy, an inviting platform to give every American and others around the world an equal voice, and a positive way to keep people connected to President-elect Obama.
David Ilan will be making special appearances in select locations around the country with the actual portrait, so people can join the dot live, give their message and witness their dot being placed. When the portrait is completed, it will be the centerpiece of an extraordinary exhibit that will go on tour across America following the January 20, 2009 Inauguration of President Obama.
Please visit www.JoinTheDot.com/obama to learn more.
For press inquiries, partnerships, or for more information on JoinTheDot: Whats Your Message to the Next President, please contact Co-founder and Executive Producer Jerry Biederman at (818) 379-3368 or e-mail Jerry ( @ ) JoinTheDot dot com.
What are the chances there will be no censorship and ALL messages will be included?
You’ve gotta be CHITTING ME, right?
This post needs either a MAJOR HURL ALERT or a SERIOUS SARCASM WARNING.
Dot of the Day (from the website)
I do not want America to become a socialist country. Our Economy needs to get back to fundamental conservative values. We also need to drill for our own oil because rising gas prices has caused the biggest hardship and most direct hardship on all of us. That is the number one factor that has drove up all costs. I believe we can drill in an envi...—more
If McCain had one this would be a portrait of his backside.
Remind me how those worked out?
Seriously? Well, my goodness...
Sorry, nothing to contribute.
Here’s another one:
Your main job is that of Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces. Unlike most other Americans, I don’t view you (or want you) as my protector, my father, my friend or someone who needs to “Feel my pain”. You need to keep us free from foreign enemies and those in this country who want to take from us without our permission. I will give to the poor, help the needy and care for the sick on my own. And I’ll take care of my own family, like we’re supposed to do. Like many generations of Americans did before us.
Okay, I could be horribly wrong, but didn’t that lady who did the photos for The Atlantic’s article on McCain do a poster for herself, with a chimp depositing a sculpture of Obama on McCain’s head?
This is real kool-aid kumbaya stuff...I wonder if O’bama has had time yet to absorb the degree to which the stupid adulation is getting, and whether he just laughs out loud at it...
His favorite Marx brother.
This little guys outsize ego, unbounded arrogance and conceit are going to be his undoing.
Creepy and Stupid.
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