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a new Babe Ruth

Gwenn Seemel
The real Babe (Canadian-American, Zan)
2008
acrylic on canvas
36 x 24 inches

$2100 (Email me for details.)

I don’t do a whole lot of painting of stripes. Though I find them appealing in a design sense, they tend to be a bit tedious for me to paint. Still, there are times when nothing else will do, as in this portrait of Zan as Babe Ruth and this painting of two zebras.

To learn more about the making of The real Babe, please visit this article on my blog. And below please find the subject’s answer to this question: what does it mean to be an American?

Being American means buying your way into the mold, or at the very least pretending.  You must look like the mold, sound like the mold, act like the mold and mingle with the mold. Being outside the moldlike box brings the inevitable question: “Where are you from?” You can’t possibly be American if you are not white, not somewhat verbally gruff, not somewhat isolated and lonely, not somewhat wanting more than you have or have access to.

- Zan