31.5x24” (37.38x31.5” framed) acrylic on panel, artist created wood frame with faux leather side trim panels.
Most of my work has a story to relate, although I don’t veer into the political realm all that often. But, like so many people, the current political climate has me spending a lot of time considering the current state of the world and so I suppose it was only a matter of time before that concern overflowed into my painting. And so this piece has emerged. It’s a commentary, in broad terms, about the “takers” of the world and the what is left in their wake. There are all kinds of symbols and allusions here for the viewer to ruminate over and I hope the painting spurs many conversations.
I custom built the frame for this piece as well. It has a kind of Empire style to it, appropriately enough, reinforced by the faux leather panels running along the frame’s vertical rails.
I plan to show “The Conqueror” at the next Elmhurst Artist Guild show at The Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst IL, and the painting will be available to view when I make a presentation to the guild on October 19. There will also be an opening reception for the show, details will be posted here and on my social media accounts.