Your Leader Could Be A Tyrant, How to Tell, inspired by research included in an artist's book with the same title. The series consists of 26 paintings of recent and contemporary tyrants and their odd habits. The work highlights the extreme evil that has resulted from the right-wing nationalistic leaders not unlike the trends we now see in governments and leaders around the world.
We are devolving into an era when our historical memory and the horrors of past ultra-nationalistic regimes have been forgotten, and new tendencies to control media are clouded by misinformation and fear-mongering. Having an opportunity to help us contemplate where we could be heading is crucial for encouraging us to consider ways to confront the challenges of contemporary political discourse. Installation view from 3S Artspace, Portsmouth, NH, September 2020.