JUSTICE 2964 Pieces – 2017
30.25″ X 30.25″
I fell in love with Lynda Carter when I was 4 years old. She was the heroine I dreamed I could be. She tried to avoid fighting, using Bracelets to deflect attacks, a Lasso to bind an opponent, and the Truth to bring light to a situation. She fought only when she needed to.
One night I was in the bathtub, when I heard the theme song from the show start in the living room. I knew I had to hurry, or I would miss some of the show. My 4 year old self jumped up in the tub and spun around, like Diana Prince would do to turn into Wonder Woman. I slipped in the tub and cracked my chin open. There was blood everywhere. My mother drove me to the emergency room, where I got a long line of stitches across my chin, leaving a scar there to this day. My mother tells me that I cried the whole way to the hospital, but not because I was hurt. In the days before HULU, TIVO, DVR, DVD, and even VHS tapes, I was sure that I was missing the episode forever and I would never see the adventure that Wonder Woman would take.
I also credit Wonder Woman with helping me discover that I was different. I didn’t really want to be a girl, but I wanted to be Wonder Woman. Mostly so I could be the defender and rescue Steve Trevor who was played by the extremely handsome Lyle Waggoner. He was my first little boy crush. I was too young to understand the feelings I had, but I knew they were there, and I knew other little boys were not feeling them like I was. When we would play Super Heroes at school, I was always laughed at because I chose Wonder Woman instead of Superman, or Batman, or even Aquaman.
This is my favorite portrait in the series. I love the way her eyes are so bright and the way the tiara reflects the light. Even without a big smile, Lynda showed grace and serenity and love radiates from her. GREAT HERA!