This artwork brings back to life a depiction of the East Room in ruins from the 1940s-50s when the White House underwent extensive renovation and expansion during President Truman’s administration.
East Room belongs to an untitled series of works on paper. The whole series shows images of the interior of the building, a container of political power and decision-making, undergoing a dramatic transformation. The work symbolically unveils the decadency of a state that shows itself as powerful to the world. The image of a destroyed White House gains meaning with recent events in U.S Capitol. It makes the apocalyptic possible.