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Civilisation #2

Subtitle: 'A History of Death'
2021, Acrylic on Paper, 40x30cm/16x12"


I created this painting while considering humanity - where we've come from and where we are now and our treatment of each other and animals.
I began with a layer of ochres, umbers and terracotta type colours. Then came the greens and purples. The electric blue was the last to go on before the cave art references: the central animal and the people. Then all was surrounded by foreboding black tower blocks and then finally spattered with blood red.
The figure at the top represents a few different things. I'll leave that one up to the viewer.

Civilisation 2 - A History of Death
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