Project Description

Elaine Luneke

The Story Behind the Art: “Portland Athena”

In the midst of the Corona Virus pandemic, and during a Black Lives Matter protest in Portland Oregon, a woman choose to confront both city and federal police forces. In her bold nakedness, and with an incredibly calm demeanor, she became a very clear demonstration of un-adulterated non-violence. I was moved by the images of her courageousness, and wanted to honor her sentiment by spending some time contemplating and painting the image and my feelings surrounding it.