2020 – Trump’s Bleeding of America and Other Haunting Imagery

“2020” painting by Thomas Deir.

It’s been a difficult year.
Like so many Americans, my family and I have been deeply impacted by the issues surrounding the current President and the individuals who contribute to and enable his toxic and destructive practices. During this time I found myself drawing inward and worked on personal projects to help me process the rapid fire of events.

One project that I recently completed is 2020. The painting is a very powerful image of Trump, against a bleeding American flag. The flag contains the watchful presence of Ruth Bader Ginsberg, an imprisoned child refugee, a haunting reminder of George Floyd and more than 50 subtle representations of individuals including Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Mike Pence.

In this post I’ve included supplemental images contains captions to help identify some individuals in the background. One image contains captions to better identify items in the background. The other two are details taken from my painting.

Painting with Captions
Trump’s eyes
Ruth Bader Ginsberg

The original painting is currently not available to purchase, however Giclee reproductions can be found online at https://www.thomasdeirstudios.com/collections/giclee/products/2020. Each giclee is unique with is unique with hand-painted embellishments and signed by me, the artist.

In these troubled times I find increased gratitude in everyday things I must never take for granted…

Thomas Deir
Kailua, Hawaii

Art Auction for Lanikai School

Art Auction for Lanikai School

Art Auction for Lanikai School Fundraiser is Saturday!

It’s with great pride and pleasure that I announce my participation in the annual Lanikai School fundraiser – Vintage Lanikai Auction Gala!
The school administration’s goal is to raise $250,000 over two years…
The funds will be used to make improvements to the basketball court and to build a protective covering over the court…
In addition to providing protection from the sun and rain during basketball games, it will allow the basketball court to be used for alternative assembly space during inclement weather
I’ll be contributing artwork to the silent auction, including original abstract paintings such as the Hawaii abstract painting shown here.

Art Auction for Lanikai School

Vintage Lanikai Auction Gala
Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017 5:30 PM
Mid-Pac Country Club
For tickets and event info, visit: http://lanikaischool.com/vintage-2/
Hope to see you there!

Love and Thankfulness

Happy Valentines Day, Ohana –
I am exceedingly thankful that you are in my life!
Creating art is a relational experience for me. When I am painting it’s for the relationships I have with my current clients or it’s leading to the relationships with my future clients.
A man is not where he lives, but where he loves.
~ Latin Proverb
I am very grateful for the privilege to live in Hawaii and to be part of the Windward Oahu community.
Lanikai SchoolTo that end it’s important to me and my family to love and give back to our community… ???????
More about this in the next post…