Julie Green

Holding Orange for Jason Strong

After 15 years in prison, exoneree Jason Strong mentions a waitress bringing a gift of an orange, and holding it for 40 minutes before eating it, Strong’s first orange in eight years.  The full interview is included in the painting’s upper right and Green incorporates the state bird and flower on the plate border. This first meal painting of a wrongfully convicted person is a collaboration with the exoneree, the Center on Wrongful Convictions and Julie Green.
47 x 35 in.
acrylic on Tyvek