Monumental Insurrection Painting - The Tunnel of Death
This is a painting of a key moment in American history.
As an artist, I focus on those moments in the United States when the darkest forces of the republic are met by those trying to protect it. The January 6th insurrection is one of those moments. In this case, a mob, incited by a power-drunk president, descends on the Capitol, and a tiny group of over-matched police stand up to protect what remains of our freedom.
The painting itself is beautiful, yet fraught.
It's a 14" x 20" painting, but it feels much larger. There are layers and layers of paint suggesting the crazy ongoing chaos of the time.
Own a piece of history - I'm only printing 20 of these.
I print this using a top-of-the-line Epson printer on archival Hahnemühle German Etching 310 g/mA Paper. I use pigment based inks that are certified to last over 200 years. It is uncanny how the print looks like the original.
The paper has a subtle texture on it that feels warm. Everyone who has seen these prints is amazed at how beautiful they are.
I am so excited to be able to provide something of such high quality at a reasonable price.
The original drawing is 14" x 20", but the print has a 1" border on each side, so the whole print is 16" x 22".
I am only printing 20 of these. Each one is signed by me.
They called it the Tunnel of Death
According to Ramey Kyle from the DC Police, "We literally fought all the way back to those stairwells. We hit the stairwells. The officers go back up. We get up here to the top. I'm being told it's called the west terrace door. All the officers that were there -- they kind of refer to it now as the Tunnel of Death."
The police protecting the Capitol in that tunnel thought they were the last line of defense. "We basically lined up officers shoulder-to-shoulder in that narrow tunnel, four to six rows deep. No matter what, we were going to be the cork in this hole that kept them from entering."
Some of the rioters were using stolen police batons to beat back the defenders. Some were using crutches and flagpoles.