This painting is called The Idiots Prayer, it’s a portrait from a photo of 3 youngsters who were first put in an institution because their having syndrome of Down and then taken out and put in a waiting room awaiting a train to take them to their death in nazi germany…i fell in love with these 3 idiots while painting them and whom I tried to honor by painting them…I’ve been surrounded by ‘idiots’ , misfits & less abled people all my life and know that where people are excluded because of some ideal there’s nothing but misery. To see beauty in life we have to include not exclude, without love for the unknown we become stuck in a sense of normal that easily becomes fearful of oddities. I find that’s the saddest thing in human existence. Let us love the oddities in life, it’s so much more fun!
In Courtesy of Rina Beijsens