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Oil on canvas
26 X 20"

"Sweden" seems to be torn out of the pages of a little girl's coloring book: "When I grow up that's how I want to look and act." And that's what it seems to be, a meme, an act, a pose to gain power. But you can't argue that it isn't successful. She is hot and the act is compelling. But it's a little cold, how she feels about it all, perhaps a mystery.