Saturday, July 01, 2017

Art Gallery: Benediction

Benediction (2003)
Digital Media

Moving on to another in my 2003 Digital Artwork series, this piece is one of my favorites, following a psychedelic mandala pattern with a cartoon-like use of color. The title may or may not have been inspired by John Coltrane, whose music in the 1960s reflected a deep spiritual consciousness with the occasional social lament. I cannot recall. Perhaps it also was meant to serve as a counterbalance against the themes of war, deception and greed influenced by the 2003 Iraq War. A number of pieces in this series address the perversion of our moral values by the same "Moral Majority" who would unleash wars of choice, sending other parents' sons to die for no valid reason.

Did we ever find those "Weapons of Mass Destruction?" No? Oh, well, whatever, nevermind.

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