Capitol insurrection moved Delaware artist to create unusual images

A blue bird flies into the gaping mouth of a large man wearing a red power tie, accompanied by a group of flag-toting rebels.

That man is Donald Trump. The scene is titled “Goodbye,” a painting by inspired by the Capitol riot.

Thursday marks the one-year anniversary of the insurrection.

The tragic event motivated artist Kim Klabe, 57, of Rehoboth Beach, to immortalize it through a series of illustrations featuring her uncanny art style of freely spilling beer and paint onto a canvas.

'Goodbye' by artist Kim Klabe, of Rehoboth Beach, was inspired by the Capitol insurrection on Jan. 6, 2021.

“I was pretty wrecked by that whole insurrection thing,” she said. “It just tore me up.”

Klabe saw the riot while at work. It brought her to tears.

“I think I cried for two days after that. I just couldn’t believe that anything like that could happen in our country,” an emotional Klabe told The News Journal / Delaware Online. “And I still get upset if I see images of it.”