24x36. Watching @amandascgorman recite her poem inspired me to take all of that feeling & put it onto a canvas. There is no denying the feelings that reside in this portrait. It is a portrait of mending, of unity, of grace, of gratitude.
On the back where I normally put the artist statement, there is a San Diego Times clipping of President Biden's inaugural address, Amanda Gormans poem "The Hill We Climb" which the piece is based on, and a photo of Vice President Kamala Harris being sworn in, making history as our first Asian American, African American, woman vice president. What a day. I believe this painting perfectly captures the pules of that excitement.