Eva Rose Goetz

Acrylic + Gouache

One day, after two years of painting large politically themed paintings, my heart had grown heavy, burdened by holding the suffering in the world. I was caring my brush as an activist might carry a sword. I felt by bearing witness and acknowledging upheaval, chaos, and war in a new context, these paintings might magically change something in us.

Then one day, after digesting a particularly horrific event into narrative form, I threw up my hands and said to the ghosts around me. “Today I’m painting animals!”