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Multitasking is my homage to the working mom. My muses are my wife, Heather Joy Harlan and my daughter, Violet Mujica. But, this painting is every mother who nurtures life whether the work at a job outside of the home or whether they stay at home. I painted it with love and admiration for what you do.
This painting has won many awards over the years including the Art Expo Solo Award, and other awards from the Portrait Society of America, the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society, and the Oil Painters of America. It has gone viral on several occasions and has been "liked" over a million times. It has spawned Chinese copies, and Russian imitations. It has spawned parodies and and spoofs. It has started heated online conversations regarding breastfeeding and how appropriate it is in public. It has been banned and blocked as indecency. It has started conversations regarding whether it is a painting or a doctored photo, (it is a painting with some touch up to get rid of the glare in the original painting).
Several women have approached me wondering how I managed to get a picture of them and at one jealous husband contacted me and threatened me claiming that this is HIS wife! Ryshell Castleberry wrote a poem to this painting that has gone viral several times, that compares stay at home mom to "working for a living". And this has spawned several long, fascinating online conversations regarding Stay at Home Mom vs Working Mom.
Tribute to the Emanuel Nine
I'm very proud to have been a part of tribute to Emanuel Nine. The Emanuel Nine are nine beautiful people who were senselessly taken down by a white supremacist on June 17, 2015, at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston SC.The Emanuel Nine are:
- Cynthia Marie Graham Hurd – Bible study member and manager for the Charleston County Public Library system; sister of politician and former state senator Malcolm Graham.
- Susie Jackson – a Bible study and church choir member.
- Ethel Lee Lance – the church's sexton.
- Depayne Middleton-Doctor – a pastor who was also employed as a school administrator and admissions coordinator at Southern Wesleyan University.
- Clementa C. Pinckney – the church's pastor and a South Carolina state senator.
- Tywanza Sanders – a Bible study member; grandnephew of victim Susie Jackson.
- Daniel Simmons – a pastor who also served at Greater Zion AME Church in Awendaw.
- Sharonda Coleman-Singleton – a pastor; also a speech therapist and track coach at Goose Creek High School; mother of MLB prospect Chris Singleton.
- Myra Thompson – a Bible study teacher.
Nine of the top realist artists in the US were asked to do posthumous portraits of the Emanuel Nine. They are: Catherine Prescott, Greg Mortenson, Judy Takacs, Lauren Tilden, Mario Robinson, Paul Mccormack, Ricky Mujica, Stephanie Deshpande, Terry Strickland.
The Portraits were exhibited at the Principle Gallery in Charleston SC. Below is a link to the catalog for the show. It is sold at cost and there is no profit made from it.