Book: Animal Farm by George Orwell
Artist: Barry Fitzgerald
Artist’s Statement: My painting is for George Orwell’s Animal Farm. When I was in first grade, my class was shown the animated film of this classic book. I’m sure none of us understood all of the symbolism and metaphors in the story, but the viewing left a lasting impression on me. I have since read the book a few times and consider it one of my all-time favorites.
My painting depicts a flat graphic pig hoof hovering over the roof of a barn. It represents the pigs’ ominous ruling power over the rest of the animals on the farm.