In these times of conflicting ideas and Ideals we must remember consequences of entering into a fight. Isn’t it best to struggle and try to get along instead of entering into conflict? Conflict, as this image suggests, leads to someone being victorious and the other defeated. It is a shame that someone must be a winner and someone defeated. We look to art to speak and I hope this image can remind us to have more care with each other avoiding conflict.
I shelter myself from too strong a reality by using an irrational imagined blue color for the lion. This tone of blue usually softens , it makes me think of the clay figure in blue Hippo from Ancient Egypt, a Hippo is an unpredictable beast that does not like humans. This may be why the figure skin complexion is not European. Lion’s almost cartoon eyes pop out in yellow, a psychological color, in disbelief and regret.
“Hercules… The Thing that Eats the Heart is Mostly Heart” Oil on gallery wrapped canvas, 24” x 24”.