Today we cast our ballots and cross our fingers with the hope that the 11 swing states that decide our president each year don't mess this up for America. In this moment of reflection, we're looking back at the dozens of gut-reactions, carefully-cultivated responses, and communal efforts from artists addressing the candidacy of Donald Trump.
Shortly after he called Mexicans crossing the southern United States border drug dealers and rapists in 2015, a Mexican-American artist named Fernando Sosa expressed his disdain for Trump by 3D-printing a butt plug in his image. Since then we've seen collages, Photoshop jobs, video art, Deepdream remixes, a tombstone, a hijacked bus, and a nude portrait of the Republican presidential nominee with a micropenis, all attempting to come to terms with the bigot who captivated so many Americans.
Below we have a generous sampling of the best creative musings on Donald Trump's personality and influence. It's difficult to remember a time when Trump wasn't dominating our news cycle, and in time these artworks themselves may be looked at as either scars left on the art world, or our cultural immune system healthy response to an invasive presence.