Between Righteousness and Racism, 2017, Yvonne Muinde, Oil on canvas, 48" x 48", $30,000

Original size is 1000 × 999 pixels

“To say this painting was hard to paint is the biggest understatement since someone said, “politicians don’t lie”. The creation of this painting was 18 years in the making. It was based on a conversation that my partner started with a simple question: what lies between righteousness and racism? The response I saw in my mind was the simplest of images. The hard part was trying to convey beyond what I could see, while still adding imagery that could represent the conclusions other people, once queried with the same question, would eventually come to. I don’t need to input current affairs here as this is something that has gone on since we all realized the differences in some that separate us and the similarities which, oddly enough, unite us.” — Yvonne Muinde