There is a lot going on in the world and in our country.  All these images that we see day after day have got to have affect on us.  I’ve never really been a “social activist” artist but  I looked through my body of work and saw a few paintings and mixed media pieces that have strong commentary on certain issues and events.  As I write in my artist statement: “elements of the natural world provide the inspiration for most of my current painting”. So I was surprised when I began painting this one that seemed to evolve into a statement reflecting current events.  It’s rough, dark, bright, chaotic, sharp, threatening – I wonder what viewers will see.

Civil Disobedience – Acrylic/mixed media on Fabriano paper, 11″ x 15″