“Adam and Steve in 14 Countries” by Tony De Carlo
Congratulations to Minnesota for becoming the 12th state to approve marriage equality today! And a belated congrats to New Zealand for legalizing marriage equality last month!
In honor of these events, here is “Adam and Steve in 14 Countries” by Tony De Carlo -- the newest in his ever-expanding Adam and Steve series. He began the series in response to people who oppose LGBT rights with the foolish argument that “God made Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve.”
In this painting Adam and Steve, the original same-sex couple, stand together on an island made of flags. “I cut this out with my scroll saw from a piece of plywood, used the obvious biblical references and then added the flags of the 14 countries that now recognize marriage equality for all of its citizens,” De Carlo said. Those countries are: Argentina, Canada, Uruguay, Belgium, The Netherlands, France, South Africa, New Zealand, Spain, Portugal, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Iceland.
Soon he will probably have to paint a new version as more states and countries legalize marriage for lesbian and gay couples. How can we keep up with all this equality?!
De Carlo is a native of Los Angeles, now living in Savannah, Georgia. His work is exhibited regularly in museums and galleries throughout the United States.
For more on Tony De Carlo and his art, see my previous post:
Gay saints, Adam & Steve, and marriage equality art affirms LGBT love: Tony De Carlo Interview (Jesus in Love)
Tony De Carlo on Facebook
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