Ruth Bader Ginsburg - Cindy Rhee
“When I first saw a photo of Ruth Bader Ginsburg in TIME magazine, I didn’t know who she was but I felt her inner strength. The more I looked at her photo, the more I felt captivated by her. Later I found out who she was, and I was amazed at how hard she worked for gender equality and women’s rights—to a level that I couldn’t imagine. Her work has since influenced people all across the globe.
So, I decided to paint her portrait. I painted this in oil as I believe that’s the best medium for portraits. I love the texture and gooey feeling of the oil on canvas, and as you can see in the painting, I love using strong and vibrant colours. The entire painting took over a month to create, and I can tell you that the painting never goes the way you initially planned, it takes its own life. But that to me is the purpose of doing it.”
- Size: 115 x 125 cm
- Style: Figure
- Paint: Oil on Canvas