I received the following letter concerning my painting One Nation Under God:
I picked up (whether intentional or not) the symbolism of the people in the front of Jesus Christ as being gracious on the right and wretched on the left. However, the pregnant women who wants to keep her baby is on the left side. Any specific reason for this? She seems to be out of place and should be on the right. Your thoughts?
I have strong feelings about the subject of abortion. By putting her behind the Supreme Court Judge who represents the legalizing of abortion, it amplifies the message. The people on the bottom right side are not damned souls. They are those who are caught in the struggle. The judge and the pregnant woman are actually listening to the voices of change.