Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D.) said Tuesday he recently made a collage and painted a polar bear to deal with the stress of news about the Trump administration.
Speaking on Politico‘s "Off Message" podcast, Inslee said he painted pastels before Donald Trump took office but has been more inspired to since he became president.
"Something comes out of the White House, a tweet that drives me to distraction, and I turn it into a picture of Mt. Rainier," he said. "So, it's a mental health issue."
He said his painting had become more "dynamic" and "vitriolic" since Trump took office.
"I used to do dormant volcanoes. Now, I do active volcanoes to respond to the White House at the moment," he said.
"I have not yet heard of somebody translating their view of politics at the moment into pastels," Politico‘s Edward-Isaac Dovere said.
"I'll show you the latest I did of a polar bear on a collage of torn up New York Times," Inslee said. "So you get mad reading the newspaper, you tear up the paper, you make it a collage, and then paint bears on top."
.@GovInslee on OFF MESSAGE says he does pastel art to deal with the news. His latest: "a polar bear on a collage of torn up New York Times. So you get mad reading the newspaper, you tear up the paper, you make it a collage, and then paint bears on top." https://t.co/eDmDR4KdNU
— Edward-Isaac Dovere (@IsaacDovere) March 6, 2018