Intimidating, Our Image of a Criminal

27x35cm on paper. Sad to say we have such preconceived opinions on how a doctor looks and a president and a criminal etc etc. Hopefully this president election will have a lasting effect in broading our imagery of how the person with huge powers look- the face of democracy. I am very happy to know that Israel has the second women in the top chair. There are certain research that conclude with the unfortunate fact that you have a much better chance if you are slim and pretty. Add to that fact that being white and male also in many situations seems to be what will give the best chances, then most of the world's population are at a disadvantage and will need to work harder and often fight prejudice. This issue about people's look mattering sometimes too much is what inspired this semiabstract. I showed it to an artist friend and her hubby without telling the title and their initial reaction was that this was not a person they would like to meet in a dark street. Which goes to show that we do judge this individual as a potential threat just by the look of his face. Will probably be doublemounted and framed and used with 5 others in this series on my next exhibition if it does not get sold before that. Please vissit my blog for more of my work

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Anonymous Guest (IP: 12 Jun 2011

You have shed a ray of sunshine into the forum. Tanhks!

Loredana 07 Aug 2009

Indeed you can never Judge a book by its cover

Artist Reply: Way too foten we let the cover decide our reaction

pa fredrik 26 Jan 2009

good acrylic, why can't you see my works?

Artist Reply: off now to do so

Barry Huyett 19 Dec 2008

very creativE!

Emily Reed 19 Oct 2008

fine portrait!