Wednesday, June 2, 2021

'JEB Stuart Splashed' Richmond (merged with a painting by Derrick Breidenthal) is the cover of the Spring 2021 issue of 'Breakwater Review"

Richmond native, Nicole-Anne Bales Keyton, the Editor and Chief of the extraordinary publication Breakwater Review, overlays my work with that of Derrick Breidenthal to reconcile her profound emotions as the murder of George Floyd ushers in a transformation of one of the places that she knows best, the iconic Monument Avenue in Richmond with its former statues of Confederate heroes. The cover image features an equestrian monument depicting the Confederate general JEB Stuart that is depicted as splashed in my picture with red similar to the red in Mr. Breidenthal's beautiful paintings. She includes an image of the now empty plinth that held the monument now consigned to erasure as the statues to the Confederacy’s heroes are systematically being removed from the Capitol of the Confederacy 156 years after Richmond was burned to the ground and the dream of a slave owning republic perished in a city reduced to ruins.

My MacDonald (in Toronto, Canada's first PM) statue splashed pepto displayed in the Summer 2021 issue of Tofu Ink Art Press

Txs to Brian Jacobs and his crew at Tofu Ink Art