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Reconstructing Hope

Todd Lawson

Reconstructing Hope

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40 x 60 inches

Acrylic on Birch

White floater frame

2020

About the painting:
After a historic closing of Disney Theme Parks across the globe from Covid-19, the house of mouse has some trust rebuilding to do. This work features a famous flying elephant statue made out of brass, being taken through the air by 5 zeppelins (mimicking the 5 crows that helped him fly in the original animated film). I wanted to try a grand painting of clouds and avoid detailed landscapes for this one to give it an uplifting, positive feeling. He is made of brass - like the Mickey Mouse statue in an older painting as I wanted him to have some weight and strength against such a bright backdrop. -Todd Lawson

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