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Gorgeous Washington Cup

Gorgeous Washington Cup

Gorgeous Washington Cup


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Gorgeous Washington Cup
Image: Scott Lenhardt
Cup Design: Nick Moen
Porcelain 4 1/2" x 1/2" x 4" with decal, 20 fl oz
For the longevity of your decal, please avoid the dishwasher.
Please note that cups are made to order. Your cup will ship within 3-4 weeks. 

Scott Lenhardt
The Grass Roots level has gotten a lot more powerful. So much is being stirred up and our ways of communicating in 2016 are (for good and bad) aiding that. Seeing how people are coming together and being brave using the tools they have is inspiring and making a difference in how we see things. My drawing is a reference to the painting by Emanuel Leutze of George Washington crossing the Delaware River in 1776.
The New York Evening Mirror called it “the grandest, most majestic, and most effective painting ever exhibited in America.” Washington believed in his country and its people enough to take a boat through the bitter cold, ice filled waters of the Delaware River into battle (on Christmas night!) and this painting gave the American public a powerful image to hold in their minds as a reminder not to back down on what you believe. I hope to inspire a little bit of that bravery in people. Even if they're drinking decaf.

Nick Moen
Because of the bipartisan nature of our system I think the largest thing missing in American politics is empathy. Empathy and understanding can only come through conversations and shared experiences. So, how do those conversations start? With this project we are encouraging this vessel to be a means of self expression. We know that this project will provide an opportunity to explain what these special images are and provide a platform for constructive discourse.

I think we are living in a terrifying time. I was told to trust the system. Unfortunately, I am incredibly impatient, and the way the system was set up to function was in a painfully slow manner. So, here we are in 2016 in a pivotal time for human rights and our relationship to the rest of the world and the environment. I think having a political voice goes beyond your involvement at the polls. Outside of voting, the political system is ultimately shaped by a cultural understanding of what is good for the future of our country.