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America's Heartland
Acrylic on canvas, 24” x 24”
“Anger has rift the country apart;
Have morals and truth disappeared?
Abandoned, the dream seems lost;
An American Heartland bleeds.”

American Gothic Painting
It should be no surprise that this is a take-off on “American Gothic” by Grant Wood. Hopefully the message is also clear. Many feel disenfranchised and they are upset.
The simplified forms and colors reference the original painting but the focus is the blooded pitchfork and the diminishing heart. And it all came from this little doodle. I can’t really tell you why but this immediately said American Gothic to me.