Artist Lance Rodgers makes his statement known about upcoming gubernatorial election.
Lance Rodgers realistic, narrative paintings have not always been met without controversy. Throughout his painting career that has spanned three decades, Rodgers has been a fixture in St Petersburg with works in corporate, private and museum collections throughout the US and abroad.
Rodgers is just as passionate about his politics. He feels so strongly about the upcoming gubernatorial election that it inspired him to not only create a painting of Rick Scott, but he enlarged the artwork and has it displayed prominently in his front yard. Many onlookers have stopped by to share their thoughts on the election as they pass by the sign.
Rodgers said, “Normally I don’t involve my art in state politics, but the current “state of our governor” left me no choice. I believe our current governor’s interests are big money and he seems pretty heartless. The only thing transparent about him is where his heart should be.”
“My most powerful way to communicate is through my art. I wanted to convey my belief without being mean – kind of like a political cartoon but also getting my point across.
“I want to motivate people to get out and vote. Even if you’re voting against someone, that’s better than staying home and letting the worse candidate win. I want to send a message that we need a return to measured, thoughtful politics that help all folks, not just moneyed, narrow interests. The whole state of Florida deserves better,” says Rodgers.
The Rick Scott “No More” painting brought a stream of onlookers when it made its debut at the Mainsail Art Festival in April of 2014. It was photographed continuously and has inspired a billboard, as well as another mural artist to contact Rodgers to use the image. Recently, a Charlie Crist supporter made a run of the artwork producing fine art prints to help spread the word.
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