In the Power Line Prize contest, we welcomed entries in all artistic media. A high proportion were videos and songs, as we expected, but we also got a surprising (to me) number of paintings and other graphic art. This is a painting called The Prince of America, by Jeremy Rosenstein Kortes. A somewhat enigmatic image based on the story of Moses, it depicts an American landscape following debt-driven economic collapse. A mother puts her baby on a river, wrapped, I think, in an American flag, in the hope that he will be found by someone–another country–who can give him a better life. That’s my interpretation, anyway. I, personally, like it a lot. My son thought it was the most powerful entry in the contest. And don’t miss the comments below, including some by the artist:
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