Gun violence is out of control in this country. The paintings in “It’s Not Natural” hope to invoke commentary on the absurdity and nonsensical rationale associated with gun violence and gun control.
My use of animals intends to highlight man’s primal human desire to kill one another. Is it natural? Is it becoming more “ natural?” Humans killing humans is a historic blight on mankind. I hope to emphasize this blight by placing this ridiculous scene in bucolic landscapes, reminiscent of 19th century American landscape paintings.
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Let us hope and work for more restriction, background checks, and common sense laws in the future.