One Nation Under Gun

one nation under gun

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This was another piece I had started last year but stashed it aside because I was having hard time getting the satisfactory results.  I knew firsthand what it would be about, a satirical portrait of America’s obsession with the right to arms, as declared by the forefathers of our great country.  Initially I had it going with using stencils of bullets and guns forming the red white and blue on the American flag, and the bullet holes in place of the fifty stars.  While I did keep the fifty bullet holes part, the rest of them I wiped it out with gesso and layered it with some burned newspapers and more gesso, then bought more bullet hole stickers from Amazon and strategically placed the holes along where the red strips normally would be.  Then I took a bottle of red liquid paint and let it drool down, like it’s coming out from the bullet holes.  I then smudged some of the paint across and down, and boom, I think I was done.

Published by theartistaslisalee

Lisa Lee is an artist and writer based in Southern California. She was educated at Cal State University Long Beach where she received her BFA in Illustration, and originally focused her career goal in animation and/or comic books. After eight years freelancing on various projects from web graphics to concept art she now devotes full time to painting and drawing as well as writing and producing graphic novels. She combines her past experiences in animation and graphic art with the elements of modern masters such as Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Keith Haring. Much of her style revolves around Expressionism and Pop Art, and she treats each piece independently of one another; in short, she uses different styles and techniques for different subject matters. Her interests spans a wide array, from social and political issues, popular culture, movies, history, mythology, and her own personal experiences. She tends to shift back and forth between the light and the dark side; her work will often reflect her mood. When not associating herself with art Lisa enjoys movies, listening to music, driving around aimlessly, and occasionally dabbles on weird hobbies such as cooking, jewelrymaking, and picking weeds.

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