Still Life with Race Riot
Still Life with Race Riot
Oil on Panel

A precious moment in the heart of darkest America.
This painting has an obvious message, that racism and homophobia are taught to children, they're not innate. Such things are taught by people who need to denigrate others to feel better about themselves. It's something we're all guilty of, some more than others.
This painting was enhanced by my fascination with the "flower" still life paintings of Franz Sedlacek, an Austrian artist lost in World War II.