Trump’s 100th day in office has come and gone and the president has had little to show for it aside from the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, but that hasn’t stopped some creative Americans from celebrating in their own ways.
Over the course of the past week, a number of golden “Trump toilets” have sprung up in cities across the country.
— Lindsey Kappa (@lindseykappa) May 1, 2017
The project is the brainchild of an unnamed artist in Indiana who said he was inspired by the women’s marches that were organized in protest of Trump’s presidency. Since then, the movement has been adopted by about a 100 artists nationwide.
The artist behind the project did speak to the Indystar under the condition of anonymity.
‘Our goal and object is to bring awareness to people, to inform them about the current state of affairs. We all are strongly opposed to the current occupation of the White House and have come together to bring about change through our work.’
After he had concocted the initial idea, the artist reached out to other artists he knew around the country and discussed his plan with them. He said:
‘I contacted almost 100 people and almost everybody was on board. Most people just go with the status quo, and we’ll play that role of being that bump in the status quo. We’ve brought it upon ourselves to inform the public about what’s really going on.’
From there, it was a simple matter of mailing instructions to his comrades to help them get started.
‘So the artist mailed packets with the “Take a Trump” and pig stencils, along with “assignment” instructions for each artist to execute the toilet: To put them in “places that were highly visible, lots of foot traffic, that would get a lot of eyes and photos and conversation.’
One of the artists involved in the project, going by the name “Art,” said that the ultimate goal of the project was to remind the Trump administration that they were being watched.
‘This project is just to make people aware. To let the people in charge know that what they’re doing is being watched and dissected very carefully.’
Regardless of the purpose behind these toilets, we’re fairly sure that Trump is less than pleased.
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