Draining the Swamp

Antonia Walker studied illustration and anthropology at The New School in New York. She worked as a professional illustrator before dedicating herself to painting. She is a realist painter and has shown her work in the United States and Spain. A series of grants and residencies took her to Spain for two years where she learned Spanish, and then back to New York where she began an artistic collaboration with artist Thalia Chantziara. Antonia loves nature and cooking and is passionate about domestic politics and women’s rights. She is currently living in Redding.

Thalia Chantziara is an artist currently living in Redding, CA. Her work has been exhibited in New York City and across the United States. Lately she has spent extensive time painting on grants and residencies. She is actively interested in domestic politics related to equality and justice and occasionally illustrates graphic op-eds. She holds a B.A. in Linguistics from Harvard University and a M.Sc. in Finance from the University of Piraeus and has studied art at Grand Central Academy and Janus Collaborative in New York.

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14 Responses

  1. Matthew Grigsby says:

    This is perfection. We miss you out here in California!

  2. Beverly Stafford says:

    It’s a start. Thanks for the morning thought.

  3. Steve Towers Steve Towers says:

    The hint of plumber’s crack is a nice touch.

    I make the guy on the left as Stephen Miller. If you’re going to have a couple of half-faces representing the sociopaths who make up Trump’s core advisers, one of them has to be Miller.

  4. Louise Hanson says:

    Picture worth a thousand words…

  5. Thalia says:

    Oooh, true, it does look like Miller! They are supposed to be George Papadopoulos (left) and Paul Manafort (right). We did this on the day the news broke about the indictment etc. Thanks for the comments, miss you, too 🙂

    • Steve Towers Steve Towers says:

      Except for the blond women and Eric, most of them are interchangeable swarthy NYC sharks with matching haircuts.

      • Beverly Stafford says:

        Glad you said that. Each time one of them is before the camera, I have to read the crawl to find out which one it is.

      • Thalia Chantziara says:

        Easy there on the NYC comments! 🙂
        He chooses them like that on purpose, so he can stick out in all his orangeness.

  6. Gary Tull says:

    In addition today: Flynn- (former Trump top National Security Advisor), Flynn jr, and Wilbur Ross- (current Secretary of Commerce) face criminal charges related to Robt. Mueller’s investigation.
    In the meantime, WH cabinet is packed with swamp clutter and science deniers. What a shit-hole mess,
    Trump supporters!

    Great illustration Antonia and Thalia! Thank you.

  7. Common Sense says:

    Excellent work there! Says so much with no words!

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