Pete Buttigieg: Eyes fixed forward
"From all of the things we do want to emulate, all the best moments in our past, these moments are brought to us by people who’s attribute was that they cared about the future. They kept their eyes fixed forward”.
— Pete Buttigieg, Opening speech in the Asian and Latino Coalition meeting in Des Moines, Iowa, 4/17/2019
I really support Mayor Pete's view on this. In a problematic and difficult era nostalgia and will to return to a glorified past, as appealing as it can be, isn’t a production solution or a real path to happiness. We idolize the past when the present isn’t bright and when the future scares us. What Buttigieg and any other clever person can see in the past is great examples and lessons. Created by people who really wanted to create a better future and that’s why we are remembering them. So my 4th artwork for him is a collage of moments from the near or distant past. Moments difficult or bright. Fractions of history put together to form the portrait of somebody I wish to see guiding the future. A future based on values and ideas measured by concrete results. You can purchase a limited edition art print of this artwork here