Description of Tara
Tara can currently be seen at my solo exhibition Resist Division in Kyo Gallery in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia through June 2019.
Tara previously exhibited at Kyo Gallery in Alexandria, VA participating in the group show Resist and Recovery through September 2018.
Limited edition prints also available.
Tara is my observation on the necessity that we choose peace over war. I use Tara, the Goddess of Peace, as a symbol of that choice. Her image is more detailed because I want her and not the weapons to be the focus of the painting. Wars have been ongoing since the beginning of time. However, with our advanced technology, wars can occur over moments, and can be quite permanently devastating. The age of the warrior is over. Anyone can launch a nuclear weapon. There is no skill required to do so. In World War II, a carrier was sunk, and it was horrible, but the consequences of that wrecked ship are now coral reefs. There are now nuclear power plants on most ships. If one of those is destroyed there will be much more devastating consequences to the planet and its inhabitants. The landscape of the painting is barren for a reason, this is the result of war on our world.