The artist’s muted color palette creates a light, ethereal background to this classic Judy Garland pose. The girlish pink offsets the jarring presence of the rainbow, which is presented here with green as its outer layer and red as its inner. As this is backwards from the natural color order of a rainbow, it subtly reminds the viewer that beauty can be artifice, created to manipulate an emotional response. The rainbow also appears to take on a life of its own, attempting to peek around Ms. Garland’s head to position itself more centrally in the picture, but Judy is having none of it. Clearly, as the artist points out, it is Judy who is the true wonder while the rainbow is merely a metaphor for her accidential influence on the gay community. ~MKS
If one drinks one too many Whiskey Sours, clicks their heels three times and says "It must be her" that true enough, one can almost feel Judy's presence.
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