USA No. 16

Ruth Gilmore Langs's avatar Ruth Gilmore Langs

USA No. 16 is one of a series of abstract geographical paintings that I have created to counter-react to the difficult decade we have faced in this country. I am using my medium in oil paint and abstract expressionism to remind myself and my audience of the greatness, energy and hope that lives inside each of us. I am focusing on America because I am an American and this is what I know. I want to share my deep emotion that even with 911, the war in Afghanistan, tsunamis and the financial collapse that we can endure. The paintings are meant to be reminders of the positive life experiences we feel and share as Americans. I have specifically chosen to share USA No. 16 because it is stylistically dynamic and can stand alone from the series. The painting has many layers of color and shapes and carries many meanings for the viewer to discover. I have used my experience as an abstract painter to truly express the strength of our country through abstract expressionism and geography combined.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 0
  • Medium: Oil on Canvas
  • Width: 11
  • Year created: 2011
  • Height: 6