Here's the finished piece. As you can see I've made some changes. The JFK portrait was originally inspired by photo-realist painter Kent Twitchell's painting, and it was decided to stay close to this particular image of it. I may do some touch-ups here and there.
I may also take some better pics of the East side of the Wall, as there is much more contrast than shown.
Why the wreath? A failed "escape" attempt? I did add some pock marks on the wall to let the viewer's mind wonder.
This isn't a "documented" incident, because nobody on this side was allowed this close to the Wall. But it does give a feel of forbiding, isolation and sadness.
Like the "Storm Child" piece I did a couple years ago, this piece makes you think and invoke emotion into it. To be honest, these are the only pieces so far where I felt I was creating something that may be called "art".
Hope you like it and thanks for following.
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