In her portraiture, LeMay often takes a few cues from religious iconography. Mister Rogers Portrait II incorporates the artist’s interpretation of a Byzantine-style halo, a gesture historically reserved for depictions of holy, sacred or saintly figures. Surrounding Rogers’ visage in a disk of light, she emphasizes her subject’s significance, both personal and highly public, drawing out his divinity. (A not-incidental aside: Rogers was an ordained Presbyterian minister.) As is also prevalent in religious iconography and common in LeMay’s oeuvre in general, symbolism is deployed in Mister Rogers Portrait II in order to access some of the more ethereal qualities of her subject’s enduring persona. Encircling his halo is a diverse array of dazzling flowers, perhaps indicative of the unconditional love he propagated for people from all walks of life. His yellow sweater recalls his sunny disposition, his polka dot tie a nod to his playful side, his rosy cheeks radiating earnest wonder and young-at-heart youthfulness ... Read more on the blog!
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14"x11" | edition of 250