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HOME MIDGET BLACK MARKET

This is my latest painting I have done for my Panda Perspective Series. In this painting, it started off as a dream I had where I got sold in a black market by my very own sister. That dream led to this painting, where it features the sideshow aspect of the job I had, and how being a little person will always affect the way people look at me. As much as I want people to be more open minded, there will always be those people out there that are close minded and do not understand such things. In this painting I painted a “Midget Black Market”, it shows pandas locked up for pictures for $5, shows them being rented out for roles such as a fairy, dwarf, etc, and it has oompa loompa pandas handcuffed on their way to the midget tossing arena. This portrays the sideshow aspect of being a little person. Being short, I will always be dealt with such problems and looked at by certain people in such manner. People will always look at my height as either a factor or a benefit in attraction towards their business. This past Saturday I finally left my job of 2 and a half years at a little person bar. What can I say? It was relieving! As much fun as it was, it is tough having to always go to work and being looked at as a “sideshow” from others. Don’t get me wrong, I got paid amazingly well, but it just wasn’t worth it.  This painting was a great way for closure to my job, and to present and show the world how society features us little people from certain angles.

3 Comments

  • zoesugg

    April 23, 2014

    I saw this in the painting room today! The pandas are such a great way to show off your style, it’s instantly recognizable!

  • rschwenn

    May 5, 2014

    Wow I really like your style. I think it’s great that you put a mark on your art. You’ll be known as the panda painter and that’s something that will stick with people and you’ll be easily remembered by it.

  • mr.polofigueroa

    May 6, 2014

    Really got your concept at first glance, congratulations it looks great. Really like all that is going on and creativeness in choosing the panda.

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