Acrylic painting The Myth Of Our Greatness Will Be Our Downfall by Sara Kaltwasser

The Myth Of Our Greatness Will Be Our Downfall


Acrylic, Ink, and Red and Gray Graphite on Canvas


40 - 12in by 16in 

The Myth... is a 40 canvas process painting series that took place over the course of 40 days. Each Painting depicts a piece of hand-painted paper containing small sketches and one letter. 

This body of work both critiques and examines the proliferation of American histories in academic settings that celebrates colonialist ideals, Manifest Destiny, an Agrarian America, and imperialist tactics as both necessary and righteous. Histories that center heroic white narratives while omitting the systematic oppression that took place