T.J’S IMPERIAL DREAM. 

1991.  Oil (72 X 48).         

                                               

ARTIST COMMENT:  Sovereignty is founded on conquest, the sanctification of possession as legitimate.  All succeeding conquest becomes an honored tradition, adding to the greatness of the nation.  Independence essentially means freedom of the seas, freedom from our neighbors--in essence freedom to work the country’s will in its imperial manifest destiny.  [Text: TJ’S IMPERIAL DREAM – MONROE – POLK – WALKER – VANDERBILT – UFCO – HAYES –TR – TAFT – WILSON – COOLIDGE – HOOVER – FDR – TRUMAN – EISENHOWER – DULLES – JFK – LBJ – NIXON – KISSINGER – ROCKEFELLER – CARTER – REAGAN – BUSH]