"Indomitable Anne”
acrylic and newspaper on raw canvas 31” H  X 32” W

Phase 1 in development of "Indomitable Anne" adhere newspaper articles to canvas

Phase 2 sketch Anne and quote over the newspaper

I am a huge fan of Anne Frank and this piece is inspired and influenced by two smaller pieces I did that were from my artwork series "Change" collages - colour pencil, marker, print on paper 17” H X 11” W.

As I started the painting of Anne I also wrote two quotes from Anne around the perimeter of the piece.
 “I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything I still believe people are really good at heart.”
“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”
 It amazes me that a young girl in such adverse circumstances could express so much wisdom, clarity, love and hope. Such inspiration.
Incredible words from a young girl that certainly are useful today! I always am inspired by the young Anne Frank who has uplifted countless people through her writings. If a young girl could make such a difference through her diary there is hope for change.

Headlines and subhead of the underlying articles “CONFUSION REIGNS” “Trump calls travel ban a success as chaos mounts on many fronts” “Trump order sparks outcry”
I like that one of the main things showing through from the underlying articles is a poster saying “IMMIGRANTS ARE WELCOME HERE.”

Anne Frank
"Annelies Marie Frank 12 June 1929 – February or March 1945[4]) was a German-born diarist and writer. One of the most discussed Jewish victims of the Holocaust, she gained fame posthumously following the publication of her diary, The Diary of a Young Girl (originally Het Achterhuis; English: The Secret Annex), which documents her life in hiding from 1942 to 1944, during the German occupation of the Netherlands in World War II. It is one of the world's most widely known books and has been the basis for several plays and films."

"Indomitable Anne"


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