These are OIL PAINTINGS on Birch wood
@notforprint @ello #notforprint
From top to Bottom:
"Please Tell Me That Im Pretty"
Oil, Gold Leaf, Aerosol on Birch- 12x12 - 2016
"How Can We Ever Evolve When Our Gods Are So Primitive"
Oil On Birch - 11"x14" - 2015
"Do You Fear (For Your Child?)"
Oil, Gold, Leaf Aerosol - 10"x14.5" - 2016
My name is Johnie Thornton and I am a full time artist in Southern California. A lot of my work has dealt with the idea of censorship, whether outward or inward. It's a very important time for artists to be using their voice for good and to help cancel out all the hate that seems to be bubbling up right now! Listed below is and artist statement about the painting "Do You Fear(For Your Child?)" that was completed during our current election. #oilpainting #art #artist #workingartist #cencorship #oil #gold
You can view my portfolio, etc. here:
“The decline of humanity begins with a single man and his desire for distinction. “I alone can save you” is a motto we should have learned to stray from by now… Yet somehow, many people are still predisposed to desire, or even require a savior to find reason in their existence. Desperately hoping for salvation. Today the U.S. Presidential race has begun to take on tones of Germany in the 1920’s. We have a “leader” pitting “us” against entire races, blaming them for “our” problems. We have a “leader” who encourages violence, hate, and segregation. We have a “leader” who says our country is broken, and he is the only one who can fix it! We have a “leader” who wants to deport people of a race that is becoming the new majority. All of these ideas have been tried and tested. They have failed miserably, taking many, many lives along the way. These fear tactics have been used throughout history to keep people in submission. This behavior and treatment of fellow humans has only proven disastrous in the past. However, the healthy reception of these ideas among many U.S. citizens is what the true concern should be. I have faith that we will not elect such a tyrant to office, yet the ugly underbelly of the U.S has shown it’s face. We can see that racism, segregation, hate, and bigotry are alive and well here in the U.S., and that is what should be truly worrisome" - Johnie Thornton 2016.