I was horrified as I watched the news story of the policeman kneeling on George Floyd's neck, and as I listened I could hear the words that this man died as a result. I was deeply moved and inspired as the world came together with one message. Black lives matter. These events influenced this painting.
And now with the horrific discovery of unmarked child graves in the residential schools in Canada, I want to express my support and alliance with the aboriginal peoples who have suffered the unbelievable destruction to their families at the hands of our ancestors with this beautiful painting.
I hope my comments are taken in the spirit in which they are given.
I had actually sketched the women and babies several years ago, wanting to express the same thing. The incomplete painting was sitting in a pile of incomplete paintings, and I resurrected it. Now I felt that the world needed this painting so I finished it.
We all love our babies. no matter what color we are! How boring the world would be if we were all the same!
I am an expressionist, so the images here are from my mind.