Large original painting - political abstract art with software code about voting
This political piece is about voting in the coming elections to make a difference in our country (USA). There are 33 senate seats up for re-election and my painting aims to encourage people to take control and follow their conscience and hang on to their morals by voting out the ineffective, bigoted, and hypocritical senators. This election will mean so much to so many people, and I hope to honor that struggle with my painting.
As a software engineer by training, I wanted to combine my two passions into one piece & express myself in a way that is uniquely me. That’s why this painting combines software code that I’ve written with abstract painting. The molding paste flowers and elephant add texture but they also add symbolism to the piece.
The elephant is a symbol for the Republican Party and it’s 22 senators that are up for re-election in 2020. The flower mandala represents a link to my heritage from Egypt 🇪🇬 as it is similar (but preceding) Islamic Art that is popular in the Middle East and relies on geometry for self expression.
This mixed media painting is 24”x30” on gallery wrapped 1.5” cotton canvas, and is made with Liquitex basics acrylic paints, paper, Liquitex molding paste and imitation gold and copper leaf. It is varnished with gamvar gloss varnish.
The colors used are copper, gold, white, beige, orange, portrait pink, brown, red oxide, and salmon.