History has shown us the importance of the Artist reflecting society. It is the ultimate responsibility beyond the idyllic pictures that bring beauty into collector’s spaces.
Like many of us; I have been affected by current events on countless important issues; racism, xenophobia, gun control, LGBT rights, misogyny ….. These days, so many of these causes have been exemplified, magnified and brought to the surface of our collective consciences.
“The March” is a painting that reflects the recent marches for change and progress by a variety of groups.
The signs carried in front of Congress are blank, as this can be a reflection of any of the current protests, whether the Women’s March, The March for Life, Black Lives Matter and the list goes on.
This country was founded on questioning authority and protest, this freedom is the very core of who we are as a nation, and the catalyst for change when the people organize and demand to be heard.
My personal goal is to better reflect these inalienable rights and the fight to preserve them.
To be the Mirror is my absolute obligation if I’m to call myself an Artist.