After I painted this Madonna and Child, I thought of the struggles of women and the challenges to equality among humans on this planet — disturbing.
Everyone deserves a real chance at fulfilling their dreams, Big dreams. We’ve all had times when we felt oppressed; but there are people among us who are hopeless because they are bound by discrimination, family, or chains of their own making. For those of you out there that suffer the constraints of forces beyond your control, this painting is for you. I’ll dream for you tonight and pray for your release from that which holds you.
I’m tired tonight, and will be up early again in a few hours to take a friend to surgery, so ill share a couple things to close with…
And a close up of the painting.
Day 22 – Dreaming by Jane Dever, Acrylic on Masonite board, 18″ x 24″, $300 unframed 1.22.14