Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Divide and Conquer

oil on fabric canvas
both paintings 36" x 48"

I have been thinking about doing these paintings for awhile which is really most of the process of painting... just thinking and working it out. It could take years or days and if it's meant to be, it'll make it to the canvas.  

The reason why I wanted to do these paintings... I started to think about the apparent division in this country and the vitriol on both sides and it seems more now that I have ever seen. Maybe I notice it more because I'm older. Anyhow, I had heard that tactics of division have been used throughout history to control people. I feel that's where we are now. So I decided to put it in my art. The paintings can be taken any number of ways and I'm curious if anyone will get it and what their interpretations will be. 

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