Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Icon Series: Oprah

Blessing the Flock (Oprah),
after Master of St. Veronica
Acrylic and gold leaf on board, 18x24
by Alisa Proctor

Without question, Oprah wields enormous influence. She has many admirers, disciples, and sycophants, and has built an empire of unbelievable proportions. Her endorsements create instant best-sellers, spin-off celebrities, and major trends. The cult of Oprah touches almost every corner of our culture. In the final analyis, what can we say about her - Saint? Goddess? Demi-god? God-complex? Icon? You decide.

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