We stumbled upon this painting/collage of artist David Datuna by chance. It had a very powerful presence even in a wrong location, with generic lighting and surroundings.
Immediately we started taking photographs and realizing how interesting the whole concept was. The artist was not there, so unfortunately we never met him. In the painting we found Abraham Lincoln next to Bill Clinton, Marilyn, George Clooney, Michael Jackson, Britney, Jackie O...the list goes on and on.
From a sign above the painting we extract:
"American flag is one of the most powerful and energetic banners in the world...
USA or Viewpoint of millions consists of more than a thousand optical lenses...
Red and white stripes of the flag are made from the clippings from periodical publications
Stars in the blue canton display faces of people who have been making the history of this country with their achievements and triumphs as well as failures and scandals...
Numerous lenses of the collage represent people's individual perceptions of America.
Magnifying and shrinking lenses symbolize viewpoints of those who are concerned about the USA or indifferent to it.
No matter how different the viewpoints may be, people of all over the world are continuously focused on the USA".