Blood and Ashe: Accoustic
“Blood and Ash” was born out of my desire to create a cohesive series. As I work in abstraction void of specific subject matter, I chose to approach the task by utilizing a minimal color palette of reds and greys.
It just so happened that as I sat down to begin work on the series, I had the news on and they were discussing the policies of the new administration and the effects these policies would have on the Syrian refugee crises. As I’m listening to the news, I look down at my canvases and thought “it’s all going to end in blood and ash.”
This series is not so much a political comment as it is a visceral reaction to what I and so many people were feeling in those first weeks of the new administration.
The individual titles: Acoustic, Studio and Live were chosen for several reasons. First, I thought of the three pieces as different versions of the same image, just like different arrangements of the same song. Second, the titles provide a narrative for the work, i.e. the Syrian civil war began locally (Acoustic), regionally (Studio) and finally globally (Live).
8" H x 8" W