“’Sanctuary city’ ban signed into law by Texas governor”

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“’Sanctuary city’ ban signed into law by Texas governor”

500.00

• 16 H x 20 W x 1/4 in

• Acrylic paint, graphite, and pastel on canvas

• Signed

• Black floater frame included

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50% of sales from my “Upon Hearing The #News” collection will be donated to one of 8 organizations of your choice that are fighting hate, including ACLU, NAACP, Human Rights Campaign, Sierra Club, ProPublica Planned Parenthood, MALDEF, and Southern Poverty Law Center.

ARTIST STATEMENT

Upon Hearing the #News

In 2017, my social media feeds were hijacked by politics. What used to be a source of light entertainment is now a source of anxiety and pent-up anger. 

Using a putty knife instead of a brush, I dragged and scraped bold and bright colors into a frenzy without having an end goal except perhaps to purge. Then the faces started to emerge. Shocked and disturbed. Wide-eyed and mouth agape. Suspended and often self-medicated. A stark contrast to the seemingly optimistic color palette I had gravitated towards. 

In 172 days, I had painted over 100 reactions to what I believe are visceral responses to the endless flood of absurd news headlines that we can no longer ignore or escape.

Each artwork is titled after the actual news headline it was inspired by.