Wednesday, June 16, 2010
While on the topic of official portraits
The jury's out on this work. It sure stands out in the halls of our stately and austere parliament buildings in Ottawa. Why is it that when I look at it, it looks strangely like an election billboard or political lawn sign?
Is this meant to send shivers of anxiety up the backs of MP's who walk past it?
Do they look over their shoulders and wonder what's coming around the corner? Is this the ghost of elections past?
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