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Water painting depicting the United States Supreme Court and it's future. Painting by Ryan C. Sedgeley.
A Green New Court
Watercolor on paper
35x64 cm

This painting addresses the U.S. Supreme Court and how the institution needs to change in order for it to continue to be a legitimate and useful part of our system of government. Currently the court is packed with members of the radical right wing and are represented by the red, block headed, calculating figures in the background representing the past. The court's liberal judges are represented by the blue figures in the center of the painting. Finally the future is represented by the green/iridescent blue diamonds. These figures are green to represent the ideals of the Green New Deal legislation proposed by progressive lawmakers.