Step 1 - sketch of statue
Step 2 - add text "Liberty, Justice" and Trump text
Step 3 - paint over - erase Trumps tweet
acrylic on canvas 30” X 30”
“Liberty, Justice”informed by a smaller piece on paper from the series “Change” called“End To War” collage- marker, print on clear acetate on colour paper
17” H X 11” W
The head of the statue of Liberty was sketched in as were the words Liberty and Justice.
A tweet from Trump was also added “We MUST have strong borders and stop illegal immigration. Without that we do not have a country. Also, Mexico is killing U.S. on trade. WIN!”
The tweet was then painted over and the painting was completed.
Background On Statue Of Liberty
“The idea for the Statue of Liberty was first proposed by Édouard René de Laboulaye the president of the French Anti-Slavery Society and a prominent and important political thinker of his time. The project is traced to a mid-1865 conversation between Édouard René de Laboulaye, a staunch abolitionist and Frédéric Bartholdi, a sculptor. Bartholdi and Laboulaye considered how best to express the idea of American liberty. One significant female icon in American culture was a representation of Liberty, derived from Libertas, the goddess of freedom widely worshipped in ancient Rome, especially among emancipated slaves. A Liberty figure adorned most American coins at the time. Bartholdi wished to give the statue a peaceful appearance and chose a torch, representing progress, for the figure to hold.
Bartholdi used a diadem, or crown, to top its head. The seven rays form a halo or aureole.They evoke the sun, the seven seas, and the seven continents, and represent another means, besides the torch, whereby Liberty enlightens the world. Bartholdi place in Liberty's left hand; he settled on a tabula ansata, used to evoke the concept of law. Though Bartholdi greatly admired the United States Constitution, he chose to inscribe "JULY IV MDCCLXXVI" on the tablet, thus associating the date of the country's Declaration of Independence with the concept of liberty.”
Quotes On Liberty
“Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.” Edward Everett
“If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” George Orwell
“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” Benjamin Franklin
“Give me liberty or give me death.” Patrick Henry
“It is not a liberty of circumstance, conceded to us alone, that we wish; it is the adoption absolute of the principle that no man, born red, black or white, can be the property of his fellow man.” Toussaint Louverture
Quotes On Justice
“Justice consists in doing no injury to men; decency in giving them no offense.” Marcus Tullius Cicero
“We win justice quickest by rendering justice to the other party.” Mahatma Gandh
“Justice means minding one's own business and not meddling with other men's concerns.” Plato
“It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.” James A. Baldwin
“At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst.” Aristotle
“Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.” George Washington
Law and order exist for the purpose of establishing justice and when they fail in this purpose they become the dangerously structured dams that block the flow of social progress. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The moral arc of the universe bends at the elbow of justice. Martin Luther King, Jr.