Testimony, finished painting and full playlist

Testimony 27x46," presents the moral courage of a justice seeker in an environment that both guards and menaces her. Painted in matte acrylic on canvas, I used both contemporary news reports and imaginative romanticism to create the image. The figure herself is based on the testimony of Christine Mackinday in the case against Jon Koppenhaver who was convicted of battery, kidnapping and sexual assault of Miss Mackinday. I was inspired by her testimony and recontextualized it for this image, placing her in an environment that suggests both heaven and hell. I've included photos below, my latest video about the painting and the full playlist the documents the whole painting process. 


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