The Almighty Obama
Sam F. Chuunk had always loved the religious fanatic that stood in Kenmore Square (Boston) with his "Heaven or Hell" placard proudly hanging over his shoulders. He is not religious at all, but is fascinated by the vast interpretations and grandiose rhetoric that religion uses. He combines religious phrases with pop culture and news icons, creating satirical tributes that are creepy and ridiculous. On any day, Chuunk walks around looking down at the rubbish and the strange remains of our daily life finding compositions to fit his work into. He leaves his art in the gutter to create a strange curiosity, a "realness", for people passing it by. He enjoys the detachment, his art becomes trash with no value or significance, it just lays in the gutter with the rest of life. He also likes to hang his work on community bulletin boards and obnoxiously taped to poles, among the "Cat Found!" and "Band Needs Drummer" flyers, his work becomes "normal" and lost.