“Lady Madonna, Children At Your Feet”, oil on canvas, 30x54in.?, originally uploaded by ahtravis. Longyear Gallery, Margaretville, NY opened a new show last week, with the reception on Saturday night. I exhibited my “Lady Madonna, Children At Your Feet” to the … Continue reading
Fiddling fails to calm the waters or extinguish the flames, pastel, 34×32 in,originally uploaded by ahtravis. I have had a difficult time birthing this third expression of my rage against the violence of man toward his fellow man, as individual … Continue reading
I have added a link ( below Flickr photos) to the rebroadcast of an interview of Dennis Brutus, conducted by Terry Gross, “In Memoriam: Activist Poet, Dennis Brutus”, Freshair”, National Public Radio, Dec. 30, 2009, on the occasion of Brutus’ death. Poet and blog … Continue reading
Spilt Milk, pastel, 30×22 in., originally uploaded by ahtravis.
Madonna, horrified by violence, pastel and gouache, 31x25in., originally uploaded by ahtravis. Painting complete. Issue still rages.
Violence, 2, in progress, pastel on paper, 30×30 in., originally uploaded by ahtravis. I have begun another attempt.
Violence, the artist’s eye and focus I woke up this morning determined to cut the fire out of my painting. It’s interesting about that fire. I had first envisioned a sort of Pandora’s box of evils then moved to threat … Continue reading