HANG UNTIL DEAD 10X8 2001

Every now and then a piece catches me off guard. This one gave me chills. I returned from The Netherlands, after 9/11, to find this piece on my easel. The public was angry and wanted blood. Bush, Cheney, and Rove were contested officials until a small band of terrorists empowered them. It was a scary time. I had painted the piece tongue in cheek. It was a reference to the plight of struggling artists whose work is only valued after their demise. Post 9/11, I saw the piece as the chants of a fearful, grieving, and angry mob. It still creeps me out.

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