November 8, 2016
A merged portrait of the Republican and Democrat presidential candidates titled Donary Trunton created by students in Stamps Assistant Professor Robert Platt’s Intro to Painting course is featured in The Detroit News.
The piece makes a statement about both Trump and Clinton — and the mood they have evoked among the electorate.
“It was an opportunity to create a provocative piece to speak to the uncertainty that Generation Z students are feeling at this moment,” UM Assistant Professor Robert Platt said. “They are pretty anxious and confused and overwhelmed.”
Platt worked with 19 art students to create the 4-foot-by-5-foot canvas that is made up of 20 stretched canvasses. The students were part of an undergraduate class that explores color theory, value of color, saturation and muted color.