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The 5th Panel illustrates Ronald Reagan at the pinnacle of Capitalism. While President the United State's success internationally and domestically inflated the global economy while changing America's style of life and standards of living dramatically. As proud as America is, our hard work and strive for personal economic glory may be, if not put in perspective, our downfall. The cubistic layering, map like terrain and word 'Twas' and continuous abstract lines of Blue and Red try to unite the entirety of the painting, and put in perspective a lineage of free flowing pride like an arial map view. The life guard stand with the American flag directly symbolizes the ever growing need to protect our borders while still being open to those in need.
There is a 1986 drawing of Ronald Reagan Quigley did in college collaged below the larger portrait. The green cartoonish head is a symbol of Commerce. Reagan the 40th President of the United States from 1981 to 1989. He was the 33rd Governor of California from 1967 to 1975, following a career as a Hollywood actor and union leader. Leaving office in 1989, Reagan held an approval rating of 68%, matching those of Franklin D. Roosevelt, and later Bill Clinton, as the highest ratings for departing presidents in the modern era. While in office the America Flag flew proudly as one of the greatest countries in the world.
Panel 5 oil, collage, pencil, acrylic on Belgian Linen
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