laser engraved block puzzle, 2020
12” x 12” x 1”
During Donald J. Trump’s 2020 presidential campaign, a controversial t-shirt design appeared on the campaign’s merchandise page. The eagle on the “America First” T-shirt bore a striking resemblance to the Reichsadler “Imperial Eagle” used by the Nazi’s during World War II. I believe the resemblance was in no way accidental. Using a collection on vintage wood building blocks, I engraved the America First eagle on one side and the Nazi eagle on the opposite side. When the blocks are randomly arranged, it is difficult to tell one side from the other.