Metropolicide: Murder of the City.

Metropolicide: Murder of the city.

I made this slideshow type video for a show I had in 2012. There were more paintings than wall space, and the gallery had kindly offered a 48″ television with a USB port to carry a video on a loop. I made the soundtrack with garage band on the 2009 iMac I had. It worked well and I was able to show more of this series of paintings.

The idea came from watching what was going on in the middle eastern countries at that time, 2011. The first pieces are from Syria, and an echo from the past as the same people are doing the bombing on the Ukraine today.

‘The Sky Was Blue’, 18″ X 24″, acrylic on canvas.
Homs I
Homs VIII

The idea still seems relevant, considering what we are all seeing in Eurasia. It is murder on an enormous scale.

Metropolicide IX
‘Fire’, 8″ X 12″, mixed media on watercolour paper.
Metropolicide XX

The idea continues.

Hunger in my studio.

I am sorry if you have seen this repeatedly on this page. But I feel compelled to continue posting these images as it keeps happening, continues to happen. I can’t paint them anymore but I can carve them in stone. And I hope to eventually make a bronze casting to use as a pedestal for a beautiful oval crystal dining table with silver Hungry cutlery and china plates with a Hungry pattern, and serve bread and water.

‘Hunger II’, 36″ X 60″, oil on canvas, 1993.

‘Hungry’, 1.25″ X 2.25″ X .3″, soapstone, 2011.

‘Hungry’, 1.25″ X 2.2″ X 0.3″, soapstone, 2012.