Dreamscape (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.)
diptych August 2001-October 2002, oil on linen, 22“h x 36“w. U.S. Art in Embassies Collection.
The right hand panel depicts Dr. Martin Luther King’s address from the steps of the Lincoln Monument in Washington, D.C. on August 28, 1963 in which he describes his dream of racial harmony for the United States. Painted in grisaille that is meant to evoke a period photograph, vibrant colors converge in points to revivify the occasion in contemporary experience. The left hand panel depicts that same landscape, now vacant, from Dr. King’s vantage point seen in the early morning hours.