And we fight. We fight like hell
And if you don't fight like hell, you're not going to have a country anymore.
Donald, January 6, 2021, at the Ellipse before the attack on the capitol
The still unresolved tragedy of the January 6th attack on the United States Capitol was a devastating signal of the fragility of democracy and a very possible unthinkable future.
A body of work in process, 1.6.21 was started several months after the attack. Pictures are now in varying states of finish with studies for works not yet begun, and more in the percolating phase as the investigation by the Select Committee progresses.
Compositions for paintings and drawings have been fused and transformed from photos and video screen shots found on-line. (In exhibition, photographers and videographers will be credited when possible.)
Hang Mike Pence, 2022, oil on canvas, 72 x 36 inches
I’ve got kids..., 2022, oil on canvas, 80 x 36 inches
Stop the Steal, 2022 oil on canvas, 72 x 36 inches
Red, White and Blue, 2022, oil on linen, 9 x 12 inches each
(Top) 2:20 pm House Gallery
(Middle) 2:44 pm Speaker’s Lobby
(Bottom) 2:38 pm House Chamber
After 8 pm: Cleaning the Capitol, 2022, oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches
Bust President Zachary Taylor with human blood, wrapped for cleaning, 2022, oil on canvas, 18 x 12 inches
One Week Later: National Guard Resting under Lincoln the Legislator at the Capitol, 2022, oil on canvas, 41 x 33 inches
FBI Seeking Information, 2022, oil on canvas,42 x 24 inches
"I was grabbed, beaten, tased, all while being called a traitor to my country.
I was at risk of being stripped of and killed with my own firearm."
Washington Metropolitan Police Department Officer Michael Fanone, 2021, charcoal on paper, 11 x 15 inches
“No one had ever, ever called me a n***** while wearing the uniform of a Capitol Police officer."
U.S. Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn, 2021, charcoal on paper, 11 x 15 inches
“...for those of us who were in the thick of it, it (January 6) has not ended."
U.S. Capitol Police Officer Aquilino Gonell, 2021, charcoal on paper, 11 x 15 inches
"Terrorists pushed through the line and engaged us in hand-to-hand combat.”
Officer Daniel Hodges was crushed in a doorway by a pro-Trump mob.
Washington Metropolitan Police Department Officer Daniel Hodges, 2021, charcoal on paper, 11 x 15 inches
"It could have easily been a bloodbath...” Goodman baited and diverted the crowd away
from the Senate chamber in the minutes before the chamber could be safely evacuated.
Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman, 2021, charcoal on paper, 11 x 15 inches
Brian Sicknick’s injuries while physically engaging with protesters “played a role” in his death the day after the riot.
Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick, charcoal on paper, 11 x 15 inches
(Study) International Newspapers, January 7, 2021, oil on mylar, 7 x 8 inches
(Study) January 6, 2022, 2022, oil on mylar, 9 x 7 inches