Superman - Bigger Than Life
Oil on Wood
Mel Ramos', "Superman" that hangs in the De Young Museum is 40"X 30" and sits up high on the wall. It is not very big, but it feels monumental, especially if you are a kid passing by. I didn't mean to make a painting exaggerating "Superman's" stature, but that's what happened. A happy accident. Its how we feel when we are in the presence of magnanimity: emboldened, strong, and better than ever.