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President Obama was in town today for a birthday party/fundraiser a mile from my house.  I decided to go check it out to see if I could get a glimpse of him.  Unfortunately I got there 15 minutes too late, and missed out on seeing him.  There was a public library nearby, so I decided to look at some art books.  I came across a huge encyclopedia of artists.  It was an interesting book that had artists and their art grouped by technique or style.  When I was looking at the modern art section, I thought that I saw a painting that said “Face Your Fears”.  When I looked again it said something totally different.  It said Face the Nation or something to that effect.  I decided that “Face Your Fears would be a good thing to paint.  Today’s picture says “Face Your Fears” and it also has concave, convex, biconvex, and biconcave lenses with arrows up and down with rays representing the real and imaginary image.  There are also rays being refracted through media.  At work this week I read a few books on polarized light microscopy where different types of lenses and refraction was reviewed.  Since the same laws of optics apply to the lenses in our eyes regarding our perception and fear of what we see, I thought that it would be cleaver to put lenses and rays in this painting.  Today’s painting is an oil painting on a 20″ x 16″ canvas.

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