This piece was inspired by the depression and disappointment I felt after the recent electons here in America. That our “democratic” country would elect such an ignorant, sexist, greedy, and racist man was extremely disillusioning. Trump is such a blustering bully and lacks the wisdom, experience or maturity needed to perform the task of a presidential leader.
At the same time the sad but wonderful Gil Scott-Heron song, “Winter In America” kept echoing in my head…
Title: “Winter In America”
Size: 16″ x 20″
Medium: Gouache on wood panel
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Feeling a little of the red, white and blue inspiration on this one, for the 4th of July.
I am not much of a nationalist or one to expound patriotism, these concepts seem only to divide people, much like harping on different races. We are all one and should embrace ways to unity. The pensive expression on my girl and the way she looks off to the side in thought – may imply she is not so happy with the state of America lately and hopes for a better future.
However, I do love Tom Petty, fireworks, barbecues and the festive colors of flags.
“Well she was an American girl
Raised on promises
She couldn’t help thinkin’ that there
Was a little more to life
Title: “An American Girl”
Size: 9″ x 12″
Medium: Gouache on wood, varnished
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Most works are for sale and/or exhibition and will be framed unless otherwise specified, please email me for info.