Landslide – 2020, collage, 42cm x 47cm/16in x 18.5in, © 2020 Dixon Adair


A fingers-crossed hope for a positive election outcome in November 2020 recalls President Trump’s July 4th, 2020 celebration at Mount Rushmore.

The “10¢ postage due” stamp on Trump’s signature red tie,  prompts an alternative title to this collage: “Voter, can you spare a dime?”a variation on what is considered the anthem of the Great Depression, “Brother, can you spare a dime?”

All deceased US presidents, represented by US postage stamps, radiate from the Presidential Seal, except for Washington, Jefferson, T.Roosevelt, and Lincoln—they need no stamps—, being memorialized in the Mount Rushmore sculpture.  The two “Register & Vote” stamps along with a stamp of the White House and a ballot box stamp stand in for the living (in August 2020) former presidents, Carter, Clinton, W.Bush, and Obama.  Protocol is that presidents are not honored with a stamp until they die.

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