I really am fascinated by this painting. I will admit that at first seeing it on the screen in class, it freaked me out. As I kept looking at it though and understood it better, it wasn’t so bad after all.
This painting is the poster child for peace in nature and politics. It looks very elementary and not folk art by any means. But it is that innocence that it conveys that makes it interesting.
In class, we discussed how this painting is the artist own version of Eden. Hicks’ Eden consists of everyone getting along. There is peace in nature and politics.