Refections of America
Origins of "Reflections of America"
December 7, 2015
To my family and friends,
Some of you know my personal views about this great country of ours. I feel compelled to express my feelings about being lucky enough to be an American artist. Today, I’m happy to share with you the origins of my “Reflections of America” series of paintings because, today is Pearl Harbor Day.
How did our nation respond to the Pearl Harbor attack? War was declared and the automobile industry in Detroit stopped cold. It was time to produce the hardware we needed to win the war. Military vehicles, tanks, weapons and war planes were the new priority. Our assembly lines were re-engineered to produce everything and anything we needed to preserve our country. We literally outproduced the enemy.
By time the war ended on both fronts (European and Pacific), we had as much military hardware in surplus as was ever use to do the job.
The “Reflections of America” series is a tribute to the Detroit Auto Industry. Detroit saved America, not only in WW2, but WW1 as well. My paintings in this series show iconic images of America; the America we've enjoyed our whole lives. No shame about our riches or luxurious fun filled life style. We earned it and shared it with the world.