America Selfie at Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, University of Mississippi
America Selfie at Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College at the University of Mississippi, explores a portrait of America now -- and then -- a contemporary take on history painting. The work addresses current events while incorporating art historical references, such as The Rape of the Sabine Women by many artists, from Giambologna to Picasso, to reflect the social and political complexity that has formed America since the country's founding.
America Selfie is acrylic on Tyvek and consists of four panels, all 108 inches vertically. The paintings for the two larger panels are 240 inches long "folded" to 144 inches. The paintings for the two smaller panels are approximately 72 inches long "folded" to 42 inches.