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[ thoughts prayers ] 2016. Leah Barrett, ED of New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, delivered a digital print of the image to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan's office the week of July 4, 2016.

House Speaker Ryan has taken about $40,000 from the NRA; the text layers in the image name this financial relationship, and his NRA rating (he's Grade A). Ryan's a Catholic, hence, a gilded halo and an iconic pose.

The spiraling texts, created using Processing, were composited into a digital portrait, which was then printed, varnished, gilded, and painted, and last, mounted on panel.

See my portrait of Wisconsin Senator Howard "Ron" Johnson at the collective's website. Read more of my words at drawclose.blog.