I usually paint my impressions of the physical world. I was compelled to paint his image which depicts the Trump era to me.
The cross has religious interpretation of renewal or transition, or agnostic view of a torturous death. Her hips, the womb of civilization, are disproportionately large. The Flag naturally ended at her knees creating the ‘cut off at the knees’ suggestion. Her face, though complacent is veiled, whether from outside intrusion or trapped within. Her arms feminine. The nails are large and shiny silver. I took from the Auschwitz tattoos to date the painting. (Fully understanding the horror the Jews lived, not comparing, just marking a point in time). I used the Guion symbol for ‘The Supremacy of God’ on the cross. The flaming gold background suggests
the possibility of enlightenment, the raising from this place of psychological entrapment.
Painting is a challenge and a pleasure!
“there is something necessary and life-giving about ‘creative work’.
A state of excitement. And it is like a faucet: nothing comes unless you turn it on,
and the more you turn it on, the more it comes.” Brenda Ueland