The Haves and Have-Nots
Oil on archival panel, 6 x 8 inches
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On one hand, this is produce from my garden - love these sweet cherry tomatoes! But on the other hand, from the time I first had this image in my mind, I was thinking about the title. So much in the news these days - worldwide violence, illness, want, social injustice. Here in the US, all of those, along with conversations pertaining to upcoming elections at all levels. As for the painting, which are the haves and which are the have-nots? Do the glasses represent prisons or protections? Do we each place ourselves inside or outside the glasses? What about those "like us" and those "not like us"? What confines us and what enfolds us? When are they the same thing? Tough questions.