Thursday, March 29, 2012
"Pledge" for All In for the 99%
acrylic, charcoal, ink on canvas
This painting was inspired by mom, who is an oncology nurse, and also after having taken part in a benefit art show this last weekend for my friend whose mom is dying of cancer and her insurance company has refused to pay for all of her treatment.
My mom's motto and advice to me has always been "don't get sick" - due to her first-hand knowledge of how wretched our healthcare system can be, with bureaucratic bean-counters making life-or-death decisions instead of doctors. This is something we all should be aware of and fight against, regardless of political beliefs. When you're lying there in a hospital bed you are at the mercy of a private system driven by greed and profit, no matter who you voted for.