Alison Rowley

alison.rowley@concordia.ac
Articles by Alison Rowley

What Does a Putin Garden Gnome Tell Us About Contemporary Politics?

I first noticed the 7” hand-cast polymer Putin statue on Etsy.com in November 2017. The listing was delightfully playful in nature but also showed a solid engagement with contemporary politics. It read, “He’s coming to invade your neighbors’ gardens and he might even decide to turn up to the G8 summit in his armored car…yes, by popular request, and with no fear of poisoned umbrellas, I present….Vladimir Putin, the garden gnome.”

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