Finished an odd little painting today. Inspired by in part by Jean-Michel Basquiat, I used some oil sticks on it. So it won’t be dry for a bout 2 weeks. But I like it. I think I will do some more work with those sticks. The piece itself is inspired by my recent thoughts on the secular movement and some of the major orgs refusal to see social justice issues as relevant. There is so much potential for outreach with underrepresented groups. Social justice issues are important for movements that want to expand. But there needs to be compassion and the desire to understand issues that may not be your own. So since I felt helpless in my ability to explain that to some people- I painted a painting. It’s called, “Justice.” Maybe by the time the oil paint dries, some people will see the errors of their ways. Regardless, there will be art.

Justice a painting by Amy Davis Roth

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Amy Roth

Amy Davis Roth (aka Surly Amy) is a multimedia artist who resides in Los Angeles, California. She makes Surly-Ramics She is the fearless leader of Mad Art Lab and cohost of Makers' Hustle Podcast Support her on Patreon. Follow her on twitter: @SurlyAmy or on Google+.


  1. June 10, 2013 at 2:55 am

    So awesome, Amy. I saw people on FB asking about prints–if you end up making some, sign me up!

  2. June 10, 2013 at 10:46 am

    Will do. Thanks. 🙂

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