The Korean-American hair Obama

A portrait of the candidate in follicles


Andrew Leonard
November 4, 2008 5:00PM (UTC)

Long, long ago, in a galaxy far, far, away, there was a Super Tuesday primary. (Actually it was only ten months ago, but a warp in the space-time-election continuum resulted in those months becoming the longest ever recorded in the history of the planet Earth).

Way back then, after crunching through some exit poll data, I wrote a blog post noting that Asian-Americans in California had voted en masse for Hillary Clinton.

Advertisement:

So perhaps you will understand why I feel compelled to inform my readers that, at least among one sub-set of Asian-Americans, the tide has clearly turned. The Marmot's Hole points us to a portrait of Barack Obama created by artist Lee Ho-cheol, made out of the hair of 1000 Korean-Americans.

I don't have much more to add, except to quote one of the commenters at The Marmot's Hole, who asked:

Question. Did the Korean Americans in question know that their hair was going to be used for this purpose? If I had known, I would of flatly refused.


Andrew Leonard

Andrew Leonard is a staff writer at Salon. On Twitter, @koxinga21.

MORE FROM Andrew LeonardFOLLOW koxinga21LIKE Andrew Leonard

Related Topics ------------------------------------------

2008 Elections Barack Obama Globalization How The World Works

BROWSE SALON.COM
COMPLETELY AD FREE,
FOR THE NEXT HOUR

Read Now, Pay Later - no upfront
registration for 1-Hour Access

Click Here
7-Day Access and Monthly
Subscriptions also available
No tracking or personal data collection
beyond name and email address

•••






Fearless journalism
in your inbox every day

Sign up for our free newsletter

• • •