The LGBT Show
Art Contests Accepted Artists
Burbank, California USA
Exhibit 12: You May Now Kiss The Groom
This piece of artwork is of two men kissing, and uses pages from Obergefell v. Hodges, the landmark case that legalized same-sex marriage at the federal level in the United States. The title of the painting is a play on the popular adage popularly used at the end of wedding ceremonies.
Jude is a forensic accountant by day and a contemporary artist by night. This unique combination of specialties allows him to create pieces of fine art that are like no other. He uses ink and coffee to create stunning works of art out of legal and business documents.
Per Jude: “At this juncture in my artistic career, all of my pieces are created with legal and business documents, painted with varying dilutions of calligraphy ink, and stained with coffee. I wanted to show the artistic community the beauty I find in these documents. At the same time I wanted to break down the preconceptions held by the legal and business community of the kind of personality who chooses to become an accountant. In the end I can only hope that my work has something to say that connects with people. Paper crumbles and ink fades, but when used to capture a thought or feeling, the words penned can live on eternally. If my pieces can provoke the kinds of notions and emotions that leave an indelible impression on the viewer, then I will have accomplished my purpose.”
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