The Liberation of White America (2012)
Mixed media and oil on birch
5'3" x 3'3"
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Press this link and allow the music to start playing before reading any further........ White America by Eminem sparked the idea for this painting. While studying mapping in art at UF (see Map (1961) by Jasper Johns) and also watching Newsroom on HBO I began to contemplate the boundaries of the United States and the relationships of the peoples that now reside within them. The Liberation of White America is my reflection on the shift of structure in the United States over the last 150 years and more specifically in the last 25 years. During this time period many borders have been crossed (physically and ideologically) and the result seems to be us trending towards the dismantlement of "White America" as it is thought of in the contemporary sense. I view this as a liberation for the individuals that found themselves stuck within those restrictive ideals.