GIVE ME THE RIGHT TO LOVE JAPAN
THE RIGHT TO LOVE (JAPANESE) is an 8x6 work on paper. Vintage sheet music is adapted and colored (prismacolor markers, pen.) The original image on the easel was replaced with a b&w found photo (blown up, cut out, mounted on a sky background and hand-colored with prismacolor markers and photo dyes.) It is one in a series of Right to Love pieces.
The sheet music Give Me the Right to Love You was published in 1917. The original painting on the artist's easel was an elegantly dressed, hugely-haired lady. I have replaced her with couples in a series that updates the modern possibilities for love-- two women? two men? black/white? Enough to give Rush Limbaugh apoplexy. A delightful thought.
A lyric from the song is ''We'll build a nest and fill it just full of love, Where we can coo like doves pretty doves turtle doves lovey doves. Give me the right to drive all your sorrows away."