July 4th `06

Acrylic/Canvas   2006
40" x 50" Unfr     48" x 57" Fr


      "The statue of the Virgin Mary holding Jesus stood in front of a small brick church in the lower 9th  ward.  I decided to superimpose the statue in front of an extremely damaged building, taken from just a few blocks away, to emphasize the irony and hope of this image.

     After spreading the red stripes onto the ground to symbolize the bloodshed caused by Katrina, I painted within those stripes swirls emulating a hurricane as seen on radar."            Rolland Golden

(C) Rolland Golden