Tuesday, December 31, 2013


 24x36" Oil on Stretched Linen

My daughter worked for a campaign in the last presidential election.  As she was snapping photographs, this gentleman sat on the edge of the runway and asked her to take his photograph.  I don't know the man's name.  I imagine that he is one of the many veterans who came to support the candidate, and that he was impressed by the enthusiasm of the teenage girl who had given up a day of her life (and high school) to participate in a political rally.  And, surely he is about to take his seat at the beginning of the row of distinguished guests, all veterans who had served in the armed forces of the United States of America.  I was moved by the kind, sensitive eyes of this handsome gentleman, not to mention the impact of the image of him with that giant American flag glowing in the background!

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