I began this painting with the news of the first uprisings in Tunisia. It took several months to complete, and went through many stages and changes. My deep hope is that it will somehow express the strength of the human spirit in the face of oppression, and the determination to rise up against oppression to creation a better world.
About the leaf:
The leaf you will see in all of my later paintings, is my personal artist signature and contains my initials, so it represents me, but also often takes a quasi-human role to represent a single person or an 'everyone'. The leaf changes, evolves, and its placement, size and colour are adjusted to suit the painting, which may include it as a sort of observer in the scene, a nearly hidden element, or even a focal point. It may represent various things, as well. It is left to the viewer to assign any meaning to it or to determine how I see it, myself.
More about me and my art
I have always loved Fine Arts and spent half a century focusing on classical music, becoming a professional musician and teacher of music. Then,...
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