CRLA Tardeada Art Auction

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It’s that time of year again when the seasons change and the temperature drops. I will be participating in California Rural Legal Assistance’s (CRLA) “Los Angeles Tardeada” Art Auction again. I’ve submitted three pieces this year (one is pictured above).

As I painted this version of “The Third Eye of Lady Justice” (Themis) with the red dress, I had not yet listened or heard the news, as I was lost inside my painting, trying to finish it. Shocked and saddened to hear about the victims in Charlottesville, I painted the dress red hours before I heard of the death of Heather Heyer, “the young woman mowed down while protesting a white nationalist rally”. This embellished giclee painting is dedicated to Heather.

“The Third Eye of Lady Justice” is an embellishment of the giclee made from the original I painted in 2014. Check out the huge difference in the original acrylic and the embellished giclee.

CRLA “is a nonprofit legal service program created to help California’s low-income individuals and communities”. Founded in 1966, CRLA has provided “more than 43,000 low-income rural Californians with free legal assistance and a variety of community education and outreach programs. The impact of CRLA’s litigation has touched the lives of literally millions of low-income individuals, improving conditions for farm workers, single parents, school children, the elderly, people with disabilities, and entire communities.”

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