Oil on canvas
70 x 190 x 2 cm
This is a detail of a much larger image. The whole painting is door sized – 70 cm wide x 190 cm high.
The ‘Killing Time’ series is based on Simon Armitage’s brilliant poem of the same title, commissioned by the Millennium Committee. The thousand line poem is divided into sections, which explore different aspects of man’s relationship with his fellow man, and the state of civilisation at the beginning of the 21st Century. The poem provided the springboard for my painterly investigations.
‘Distraction’ refers to the part of the poem where a Westerner’s perspective is shaped by the bright lights of a shopping precinct whilst our governments commit to deadly war practices on far flung countries. It tries to capture the hectic excitement of city living.