01 November 2018

Hundreds and Thousands

14" x 11" (x4), oil on wood panels, 2014, one is in a private collection.

I explain in my post for my Armistice Day Anniversary Cake the meaning and relevance of the sprinkles being called "hundreds and thousands," so I won't repeat all of it here.

One cupcake for each year of the war;
each year, hundreds and thousands died.

Sketches.

I think the simpler, unadorned way I finally painted these works better than adding the growing pool of blood or the second variation which "zooms in" on one cupcake as the candle melts.




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