"Romani Woman (Europe/U.S.A.)", 2020
Artist: John Peaspanen
About the Artwork: More colloquially known as Roma or Gypsies, the Romani migrated from Northern India into Europe 1,500 years ago. Sadly, they have been persecuted throughout history. Stereotyped as thieves and beggars, they are often forcefully removed from the countries where they reside. They are well-known for their music and dance, contributing much to the artistic landscape of Europe.
“I created this series of indigenous portraits to celebrate the diversity and unique tribal beauty found across the globe. Societal ideals and ideas of what is beautiful vary among cultures. One group’s perfection can often seem extreme to others. However, it is in these unique displays that we see that we are all not so different, after all. We are all ONE TRIBE.” —John Peaspanen
Media: Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 24" wide by 36" Tall
Framed: Gallery wrapped