President Donald Trump and his rival in the November election, Joe Biden, showed their faces at Washington Square in Ottawa on Thursday: La Salle artist John Kettman made that a reality by How to draw their cups on pumpkins. Halloween Vote T-Shirt Trumpkin Wall shirt
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Kettman’s “Trumpkin” went viral in 2016 after he painted both President Donald Trump and rival Hillary Clinton on pumpkins and resulted in him and a friend’s son meeting President Trump. at a campaign.
He used to work at Scare Crow Fest in Ottawa, running a cartoonist booth when the Halloween Vote T-Shirt Trumpkin Wall shirt idea came to him. Together he threw a picture of President Trump on a pumpkin and everything exploded from there.
“I think I just painted a caricature that day, but I would never call that day a failure,” Kettman said.
Kettman chose Washington Square because the statue of Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas was the perfect stopover. Kettman said this election was just as important as the one surrounding the Civil War.
“I decided to do them this year as practically and professionally as possible,” said Kettman. “This is such an important election because of the issues: Abortion, citizenship, race inequality, riots, extremely high unemployment and all fires. many bad things after bad. ”
Kettman said the idea came after his uncle told him he should try to create a work that combines art and politics. The first time he drew pumpkins, he received more than a million views online.
“My goal is to draw them, both sides, as equal as possible,” says Kettman. “We need people to get out of there and vote no matter what they believe.”
The hair on Trump’s head is a real wig that Kettman bought for the Halloween Vote T-Shirt Trumpkin Wall shirt project, and he says finding ingredients is not easy. He had to cut the pumpkin’s hair himself.
Kettman has other projects he works on outside of Trumpkin. He also painted small portraits on small items, such as drawing Nicolas Cage on a grain of rice or a bald eagle on a bird seed.
“There is no such thing as a stupid idea,” said Kettman. “If you have the idea, just go ahead and see where it will go, even the silly ideas. I drew a portrait of Aaron Rodgers on Cheez-It and I ended up doing a good job. Interview with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and in every state newspaper.