Unintended Consequences




Unintended Consequences 96″ x 30″ oil on panel, with sound.

Unintended Consequences attempts to express three distinct point of views about what might be considered an unfortunate, if impossible, event.  Below are “The Voices” of the three players, which can be activated by pressing buttons next to the painting.

EAGLE: Look at me. I know what I am doing. My glorious mission gives me certain rights. Certain allowances, because I know what I want. And I speak for millions. While you speak for no one.  I speak for God, because I know he is with me because I feel his presence and His righteousness in my blood. That’s how I know I am right.

DOG: Look at me. Do you think I need help? You think I’m weak. But I’m not. Sometimes I feel so big and strong, even though I know I’m not very strong or smart.  But one thing I do know, is that he is strong. My leash tender. I trust the strength of those who know. His certainty is my comfort. My leash tells me I am in good hands. My collar is my Shepard; I shall not want.

GIRL: Look at me. I am flying. I’m flying high above the fray. God is with me. Nature is with me. We are one. God will protect me because I trust Him.  I know God is IN the Eagle and the dog. And I know I am part of a larger story.  The journey I am on is longer than my life or the dog’s life, or the Eagle’s life. It began long before I was born and it will never end. I am safe in the knowledge that I will never die. So nothing can harm me.  I am at peace.

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Type of Work

Original Painting by Robert Maniscalco, Giclee – archival inks, stretch on canvas, Artists Proof (AP) – archival inks and paper