Monday, April 4, 2011
People With No Names - The Undocumented #78
This is a diptych with each oil on canvas image being 12" x 16". Originally, on the left, I was just trying to block out the major shapes. On the right, (second painting) I got into more detail. Only when I finished, and really looked at them, did I realize that I had captured the difference between the immigrant's home country and the rich draw of America. Note that the refrigerator on the left is dark and empty, the shelves are bare. On the right, the refrigerator is lit and full of food. The red chair is "the way up" onto the counter. Everyone needs a "way up".