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Sunday, January 25, 2009

New Oil Painting: The Conflict

This is my latest oil painting, titled "The Conflict". I love the idea of a dual self-portrait showing different sides to a personality. On the surface this painting represents a conflict between two people--or is it the same person?

I've thought a lot lately about the risk that many people take in supporting unpopular ideas or revealing a very personal side of their life, often risking rejection and ridicule. So often we are conditioned to take the safer route and cover up our thoughts and beliefs. In the end, who is taking a bigger risk?
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