‘Uncle Sam’ addresses the spending spree of the US government on anything military related. In 2015 the government spent almost 600 billion US$ on Military. That is 54 % of all federal discretionary spending, compared to 3 % on social security, 3 % on science, 6 % on health and 6 % on education (National Priorities Project). At the same time, the national debt has exceeded 18 Trillion dollars in 2015 (Forbes). In the painting, a poor Uncle Sam is sitting on the world making little fighter jets looking like an old man feeding pigeons.
A video how I painted the small version can be found here and the big version here.
You can find limited edition silk screen prints of ‘Uncle Sam’ in my shop here.
~ Buenos Aires – Argentina / Bad Harzburg – Germany ~