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America Painting - Space Race by Joel Quiggle

Space Race is a painting by Joel Quiggle which was uploaded on September 26th, 2011.

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I was actually inspired by my Grandmother to make these paintings because we were talking one evening and she mentioned how Boxers back in her day were only heard and rarely seen because they could only hear them on the radio. And when she would see them,they were in black and white photographs. So I decided I would create some of the boxers and sort of give them their own identities and add lots of colors etc... The stars theme behind them all was a way of making them all part of the same series and to go along with the phrase " seeing stars" when you are knocked out or in a daze. with all of these paintings, I wanted to be spontaneous and paint whatever came to mind and so that's what I did.Back in the day fighters who fought southpaw were considered unpredictable because they could throw both hard left and right punches.many fighters were trained to be able to block mostly right hand jabs coming in so they were caught off guard when a left handed fighter would hit them with the left because of the strength behind it. anyway, where the curse part comes in is this: many southpaw fighters weren't given a chance to fight anyone in higher ranks let alone the for the title. Fighters had to accept whether they wanted to fight the challenger or not, and most often then not southpaw fighters were usually rejected so some viewed being left handed as a curse.