What Do You Stand For?

Larry Lathrop's avatar Larry Lathrop

In late 2010, I found myself involved with individuals and circumstances that contradict basic character traits that I value tremendously. At the time, I asked myself, “Why can’t everyone just stand up for what is right?” I posed this question to family and friends via Facebook, “What do you stand for?” I received over twenty different one-word answers. After reflecting on each response, I selected the twelve that aligned most closely with my own philosophy. The composition consists of family, friends, and former students. I have tremendous respect for each of them based on their moral character and individuality. The white t-shirts bearing their “word” unify the diversity of their age, gender and race. The acrylic work is life-size (7 ½ ft X 20 ft), made up of five birch panels. Its deliberate size is intended to provide an impact consistent with its message. Considerable progress in made each day. The painting will be completed by July 1, 2011.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1
  • Medium: Acrylic on Panel
  • Width: 20
  • Year created: 2011
  • Height: 8