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"Upside Down"     acrylic painting by collaborative artists Ira and Corliss Lesser     1999    20" x 46"    51cm x 117cm    

"Upside down"

June 1998

Ira:        In this picture the'classical ideal' contemplates a holocaust victim asking;  what have we done, where are we going?  On one hand we're cleaner, have welfare, and make great machines , on the other hand we have weapons that can make the holocaust seem a mere trifle.  Will we ever grow up and achieve our true potential or our we destined to evaporate in a giant tantrum.


Commentary from exhibition at the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, California.