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Freedom - Liberty Lighting Our Way

Sharon Lange's avatar Sharon Lange

F R E E D O M - Liberty Lighting Our Way "The Freedom Painting" work in progress - beginning first color layer - final full color layers will be completed by September. In this allegorical scene, we see Lady Liberty, personified, her torch ablaze, lighting our way through the darkness (evil); the ethereal quality of her edges symbolizing that she is an “ideal” that we all look up to and hold dear. Liberty, standing strong and proud, charging forward, while draped in an American flag, has an American soldier poised at her feet. He is looking intently into the distance illuminated by her light, ready to protect all of the Freedoms that we enjoy. As she leads, we see her surrounded by all of us, representing the diverse fabric of our Nation. Within our faces you can see a full range of emotion: some filled with comfort and peace, secure in the sanctuary they have come to know here; many filled with relief having found a refuge in this turbulent world; some tired and weary, longing to feel the safe blanket of Freedom.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 6 inches
  • Medium: Oil on Belgian Linen
  • Width: 105 inches
  • Year created: 2015
  • Height: 80 inches