Gallows at the People's House

Gallows at the People's House

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I never thought I'd see it.

Sometimes the hate that sits behind the great conflicts of our ages oozes out in such a way as to break our preconceptions of the times we live in. For me the appearance of gallows on January 6, 2021 in front of the Capitol is one of those times. I like to think that we live in civilized times, where the rule of law prevails. That it's not like middle school, where one is maybe afraid to do the right thing because some bully might beat you up after school.

I mean, it's the congress, for God's sake. Members shouldn't have to worry about physical intimidation.

But here we are. 

A gallows is erected in front of the Capitol, built to intimidate, to stop the legislature from doing its constitutional duty. And it's a gallows backed by a mob of hockey-stick wielding, bear-mace spraying, gun-toting MAGAs, who actually succeeded in breaking into the Capitol and putting their feet on Nancy Pelosi's desk. 

This is a quick study of that day.

I'm working on a series of paintings about the insurrection, and I'm starting with studies. This one came out quite well so I'm selling 10 prints. I don't expect you to like the imagery here - I mean, come on, it's a gallows - but I think it's important to bear witness to these events. I think that my job is, through my art, to help understand and explain these times. And while this might make you uncomfortable (it makes me uncomfortable), as Trump said about the Covid deaths, it is what it is.

It's small but mighty

The actual painting is 7" x 10" and the prints are printed on Hahnemühle German Etching all-cotton archival 310 g/mA Paper, 8.5" x 11" with 1/2 inch borders on three sides, and 1" border on the bottom, so they fit in a standard frames. Each print is signed and numbered.

 


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Beautiful expressive print that captures a crucial historical moment perfectly!

If this moment in time had you worried about our democratic process and our continued fight for civil rights you will love this print!

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Mickey Schafer
Eye Candy💕

The Big Rain Roses have not yet been hung -- they are leaning against a wall, waiting until my son moves out and I take over his room for office and crafting space. But the first day I saw these in morning light, I immediately smiled and thought to myself, "Confectionery!" The colors are both full and soft, the water-streaked effect is evocative, and the blue is particularly compelling (as seems to be the case in the Palm Court painting as well). My mother was a great lover of roses, but they are tricky to grow through Florida summers. These two prints give me both the memory of roses and the memory of my mom.

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Palm Court
Mark Sanders

Palm Court, the painting takes me back to Palm Court, the place and my mind floods with all of the great memories of it.

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Palm Court
P. Hunter Consolo
It Brings Back Memories

You were either there or you weren't..

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Palm Court
Michael Howland
Great print!

Great quality print of a stunning piece of one of my favorite places, what's not to love?