Oil painting by Mark Vallen


"My Nature is Hunger"
Mark Vallen 2005
Oil on masonite panel 20" x 26" inches

This painting is the cover art for My Nature Is Hunger: New And Selected Poems, 1989 - 2004, by award-winning author, Luis J. Rodríguez.

Artist's statement:

"Taking its title from the writer's anthology of poems, I sought to create an image that reflected the spirit of the poet's words. A personal friend of mine, Rodríguez told me the poems in this particular collection were about the different forms of 'hunger' people experience - the hunger for knowledge, social justice, love, and a better life."


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