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Acrylic on Canvas 18" x 24" (45.7 cm. x 60.9 cm.) completed in March 2008

With this painting I've returned to color. Unlike my last 6 paintings, in which I used a very simple and dark palette, this time I've used a colorful cartoon comic book style. The use of abstract forms in the factory and cartoonish images for the objects in the foreground was a 'kick' and a challenge. I wanted to make representations of death, pollution and fear using colorful and merry imagery. In this painting I've continued to paint what's on my mind concerning Earth pollution, Global warming and mass extinction, (including our own).

It's a big colorful painting that draws your attention with smiling skulls and happy colors. It's my hope that when you look more closely, you will realize that you are looking at a picture of death heads with bar codes, (representing loss of individuality) and a polluting factory. I hope that will trigger addition thoughts on those subjects.

bigheadedrobot, Marcus Surrealleous, and 43 other people added this photo to their favorites.

  1. said wafiq 85 months ago | reply

    wow! this is great

  2. Marcus Surrealleous 85 months ago | reply

    This image proves you are Wildly Talented


  3. . Mark (Leaving Flickr) [deleted] 85 months ago | reply

    Excellent work!

    Seen on your photo stream. (?)

  4. ojimbo 85 months ago | reply

    I Love the oozing bubble skull formations and that fatty corpuscular pile in the foreground.Hideously good!

  5. Colin~Johnson 85 months ago | reply

    Great piece Steven and also kind of scary! But right on target in terms of addressing all of the issues which you've mentioned a serious concern for over your last few Flickr postings.

  6. Limon Art Studio 85 months ago | reply

    Hey, how'd I missed this one! Freakin awesom as always, love the skulls!!

  7. HIC SVNT DRACONES 84 months ago | reply

    Preciosos cuadros paranoicos!

  8. primatebonz 83 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Skeleton Action Figures, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  9. L.A. Mathews 80 months ago | reply

    Excellent, thought-provoking representation!
    At my first glance of the thumbnail-sized image from the photo stream, it immediately made me think of BeetleJuice!
    Now, it has a very holocaust camp/ slave-to-the-man feeling to me.
    Beautifully done, whatever you were thinking when you created it.

  10. Richard Mullins 77 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Heros of Paint, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  11. - Drago_lab - 75 months ago | reply

    Please post it to:

    Skulls & Dragons

    Please consider posting this photo into this group and joint the community, thanks!!

  12. abyssal_morass 69 months ago | reply

    Tim Burton drank the whole bottle of Robitussin.

  13. insidespillingout 63 months ago | reply

    I enjoy the smallest details and the bar codes.

  14. JJPasadena 49 months ago | reply

    love your work!

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