Heather Watts: The Red Menace

The Red Menace by Heather Watts, 2007 #art

The Red Menace

9″ x 9″ Acrylic on Panel, 2007, SOLD

About “The Red Menace”

This portrait of the Russian Bear Cub mingles Cold War fact and fantasy.

Confined to his room, he initiates the game of high stakes dominoes that will be used to justify America’s military presence in Southeast Asia.  He sits atop a Vietnamese Flag, with pop-gun, drum and stuffed panda bear stowed nearby.

This painting is part of the series “The End is Near” which was exhibited at M Modern Gallery, Las Vegas, in May of 2007.