An unemployed woman in Tampa, Florida has spent her “down” time painting her 2004 Saturn Ion with Obama-inspired imagery. It took four months to plan the paint job, and two months to execute the design. With acrylic paints, she wrote “Vote for Change” on the rear bumper, “Barack Obama” on the trunk and added some political slogans about the need for change in recycling, alternative energy, breast cancer awareness and health care. There is lots of bold color: orange, red, white, blue, black.
Since December of 2008, and throughout this intense flurry of creativity, the artist neglected to make the monthly payments to Chrysler’s finance company. She has ignored their phone calls. As of now the Repo Man is probably out looking for the Saturn. It shouldn’t be too hard to find.
Artist’s Obama painted car to get repossessed in Tampa, Fla. [Chicago Sun-Times; March 10, 2009]