• Throne Room
  • 2023
  • Oil and acrylic on canvas
  • 60" x 52"

Throne Room samples two portraits: one, of King Louis XIV, and the other, of the Sun King's grandson (the XVI) who could do little to escape his grandfather's shadow. This piece takes its subject of their respective throne rooms to create an imminent frame. Who should sit in that throne? The material paint on the surface was once used to suggest to enemies of France the ability to spend and conquer. If the king could spend so conspicuously on such a glorious portrait, he can certainly spend enough to level your village.