This painting is a bit of a departure for me, in that it's somewhat of a "statement" piece. Previously I'd been concentrating on the effects of the specialty pigments - doing more fun subjects. I wanted this one to be done for the next market hanging in two weeks. However, I admit to being a bit nervous about showing it. I usually keep my views to myself.
The title comes from an excerpt at end of the First Inaugural Address of Abraham Lincoln
"...We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature."
At any rate, you decide what it means to you. Oh, and I should mention this is rather large as well - 40" X 30".