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Palin by zacharyknoles Palin by zacharyknoles
Title: Palin
Medium: acrylic on canvas panel
Size: 14" x 18"
Year: 2010

Painting for an upcoming gallery show at Market Street Gallery in San Francisco. The theme of the show is artists from around the nation offering their visual reactions to the word "Palin."

My piece is probably far less political than you might expect. I think maybe I don't like to make very grand political statements using artwork. I also find the image of such a famous suit hanging alone against an empty wall to be more than a little sad.

Update: Dates for the Palin exhibit at Market Street Gallery have been announced! The show will be up from October 4 to October 29, with the opening reception on Saturday, October 9 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. More information at Market Street Gallery's website.
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bloogun Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Almost makes me see her as human. After all the campaigning and propaganda and media appearances, and she comes home and hangs up that coat that's become such a part of her public image. I still don't like the woman but this piece of art has some interesting meaning in it.
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:iconmainetherapy:
I thought in the thumbnail it was a real suit. Very lovely.
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zacharyknoles Oct 19, 2010   Digital Artist
What a great compliment! Thank you! :)
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EmmaLumina Sep 17, 2010
Very realistic, beautiful shade of red... And yes it is looking very political.
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zacharyknoles Sep 21, 2010   Digital Artist
Thank you very much! Yes, it's probably impossible for this not to be political, especially now (as we in the US ramp up to our November midterm elections). I just didn't want it to be like some grand overt statement, which I think is probably a big pitfall for political-themed art.
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EmmaLumina Sep 24, 2010
Well, I LIKE it even tho it is looking political.
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RealNsurreal Sep 16, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
And she is indeed an empty suit. I love this.
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zacharyknoles Sep 21, 2010   Digital Artist
Haha! Not that I'm just coming out and saying that, but... :D
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Cryolysis Sep 16, 2010  Student Digital Artist
NICE.
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zacharyknoles Sep 21, 2010   Digital Artist
Why thanks!
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