The Dark Place on My Soul
20in x 16in oil on canvas
Fusion of visionary and reality
Contemplation of humanitys' struggles with tyranny over peace.
Help Me Understand
This is a requiem for the 49 victims of the Orlando night cub shooting on June 12, 2016.
Fat Man in a Starving Land
20in x 24in oil on canvas
Concern for the oppressive regime North Koreans live under
Concern for the currentrelations between North Korea and the United States
No Childhood for You
The Art of Resistance
Most of the times, I feel the world is so big, and I am so small, what can I do? Well, I can paint. And with that, I can push you out of pleasant, peaceful, painted pictures and dare you to not feel so small either. Sometimes, things happen in the world, and they cannot be ignored. As an awakening artist, I feel a responsibility to visually shout out “we cannot ignore this!” I dare you to not ignore this amazing crazy world around us. I call you out of your numbed up, automated, happy land to remind you “we cannot ignore this!”
We cannot ignore that all life is precious. Life is a gift we have no right to squander. We have no right to apathy especially when young lives are stolen; murdered in a club, murdered in a war, murdered for vendetta, drowned at sea, left to die in a poisoned environment.
As small as I sometimes feel, I still believe many small actions can create something big.
We cannot ignore this.
49 victims dying in a club in Miami from an explosion. Young people.
Police shootings in Chicago. AfricanAmerican city residents murdered. Young people.
Cops murdered in Texas. Five of them.
DAPL - the Lakota resisting and protesting against the gas pipeline slashing across N Dakota.
Related-Flint Michigan, poisoned water.
Syrian refugees. Aleppo. A toddler washing ashore before enough people understand a refugee of war is a human life in crisis.
Charlottesville, NC. KKK and neo Nazi protesting the removal of a Confederate statue causing violence and three deaths against counter protesters.
Nigerian children dying in wastelands of poisoned water and land.
Refugees around the world - their countries are on fire with war.
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