We’re pleased to inform readers of contributor Katie Miranda’s fall show in Washington, and of her appeal for support. –Editor.
I have been blessed with an invitation to have a solo art show for the month of October at the Jerusalem Fund’s Gallery Al-Quds in Washington DC. I intend to create new paintings for this show, and this is the first painting I have done for the series, a Palestinian Salvator Mundi. In his right hand, he holds the key to his ancestral home, stolen and erased by Zionist forces in 1948. In his left hand, he holds a globe, reflecting at the viewer the other key to liberation.
I believe the key to the future of Palestine lies in Washington, not Jerusalem, not Ramallah, not Europe. I believe apartheid for Palestinians would end if Washington stopped sending its 3 billion in aid to Israel.
In order to be able to create new paintings for the show, I’ve started a Patreon. Patreon, if you have not heard of it before, is a website where you can pledge a certain amount each month to
people in creative industries and in return get certain perks or get to be part of the creative process. I’m offering prints, cards, a full hour and a half of my time each month in my open office hours, jewelry, and original art. Tiers are $1/month, $5/month, $10/month, $35/month and $100/month and there are rewards at every level.
If you would like to support more work like this, head on over to my Patreon.
Salvator Mundi, meaning “savior of the world” is a painting of Jesus by Leonard da Vinci (1452-1519). Leonardo’s work fascinates me because he was one of the great artists who helped take western art from its flat and shapeless medieval origins to realistically depicting three-d space on a two-d surface using techniques developed through dissection of cadavers, discoveries of geometry, and observations of nature.
He was such a genius in so many areas, not only painting, but architecture, anatomy, astronomy, engineering, geology, botany, etc.. etc. He was so curious about everything, and that is the reason we have so few paintings by him: he had too many other interests.