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Borders ...The River of Blood

Borders ... The River of Blood

Ah, the critique! Everyone was nervous … I was first and we had a heated discussion of “Borders” and of  immigration and of the stereotype of  “white and brown” … a couple people found the painting offensive in its state of brown/white and all agreed I should try a yellow/purple combination which might unload all the race connotations … I said “Will the concept be clear to everyone if I do that?”  The group thought it would be clear that a river of blood runs between the two countries on the border.   So I re-painted it … and here it is …

Borders ...The River of Blood II

Borders ... The River of Blood II

What are your thoughts on this? Does it work?

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