20 x 32” Acrylic on 2 canvas boards
This painting is based on an award winning 2015 photo. In a time when people are threatening to take the country back, build a wall, or make America great again, it seems we have forgotten about the human desire to live. To be free. To have children safe, happy and full of wonder and promise. These words have more of a personal connection for me than they would have a week ago. I’ve felt the desperate desire to be free and I went where I didn’t think I would to get it. I abandoned m principles and didn’t get the freedom. In my mind the emotion behind the act is the same. How far would you go to feed your family? To be safe? To have opportunities for yourself and your children? What would you do to protect them? If that desperation could be captured in photo, would it look like this?