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Drowning Boebert
Drowning Boebert
Acrylic on canvas
36 x 36 inches

Colorado Representative Lauren Boebert is famous for her pro-gun rights activism, her call for the abolishment of the Bill of Rights’ Establishment Clause (Separation of Church and State), and using her religious beliefs to condemn LGBTQ communities with violently suggestive rhetoric.

Boebert’s controversial language recently came under criticism after the mass shooting at Club Q, a gay and lesbian nightclub in Colorado Springs. Boebert quickly took to Twitter to proclaim her own victimhood.

Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein is most well-known for his paintings that appropriate American pulp comics from the 1950s and 60s. In Drowning Boebert, Fields has replaced Lichtenstein’s iconic Drowning Girl with an illustrated representation of the controversial politician.

Fields’ reinterpretation of this iconic painting draws parallels to the overly-dramatic soap opera storylines depicted in Lichtenstein’s paintings to the modern political soap dramas that often publicly unfold through modern media platforms such as Twitter, YouTube and TikTok.