Artprize 2011

"American Stream"

This 5' x 14' oil painting is the second of the "Artprize Rocks" series and follows the same train of thought as last years "America Rocks!". It is intended to signify the "Stream of Conscience" which exists in all countries, and consists of culture, religion, philosophy, art, science, and the approach to humanity, and basic human rights. Some nations inhibit free speech, freedom of religion and thought, and basic human values. The "Streams" of those nations would be stagnant, not very free flowing nor clear in their transparency. America's "Stream" is clear and free flowing due to its allowance of freedoms, it's welcoming of new ideas, it's tolerance of difference and the rights endowed to it's people.                      (artist's note: This was painted before the Trump era).