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Painting a picture.

Painting with watercolour.

When I do paint nice things, mountain scenery, animals or plants it is for you. I always try to think, ‘what would they like?’. The horror I paint for me, for my mental health, to calm the never ending rage that comes with bi-polar, or whatever the hell they call it this year as they try to trick people back to shitty work with medication, after they broke them. Then more medication to stave off the side effects of bi-polar medication.

But I digress.

… and then there were none.

Hello the internet.

Broken Symmetry

The painting on the wall, Broken Symmetry, has been hanging in the one spot on my wall since shortly after the end of the show. I was stuck, I didn’t like the ending, so I decided to undo the last part of the painting which was specifically for the show, undo that I thought. That was 3.14 years ago, and now I have decided to continue counter clockwise, that seemed appropriate.

The fractal is made by the painting.

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.