The President and His Staff Trying to Decide What to Do about Children on Drugs

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    Photo: Stephen Pitkin/Pitkin Studio
1991
Enamel on wood
48 x 48 inches

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Thornton Dial Jr holds back nothing with this searing commentary. The president, depicted as a lounging, lazy frog, rests atop a pile of inert stones, which represent his staff.

Thornton Dial Jr holds back nothing with this searing commentary. The president, depicted as a lounging, lazy frog, rests atop a pile of inert stones, which represent his staff. Meanwhile, the spirits of dozens of dead children float upward toward heaven. —Laura Bickford