10 January 2015

Mud & Blood

Blood Blood Blood
14" x 11", oil on wood panel, 2014

Mud Mud Mud
14" x 11", oil on wood panel, 2014

These two paintings are further examples of my willingness to push past "safe" paintings in my WWI project and tackle some more disturbing subjects and imagery.

The sentences written across these paintings are derived from David Bowie's "How Does the Grass Grow" from his album The Next Day, but the chorus of that song is inspired by an actual chant used in military drills by many armies, usually in bayonet training.

Here's an example from Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket (1987):






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