This is my painting that is on the ceiling in the art room of my high school. Unfortunately the picture cuts of the top of the painting slightly, I’m sorry, that’s my fault. But hey, I’m an artist, not a photographer.
Actually, to the left of my picture is part of another ceiling tile I did last year that had Samus from Metroid and Link from Zelda on it. But I don’t like that one enough to put it up on here, so.
Here’s my latest project, this was really something just to occupy my time. I call this one The United States of Corruption and it’s done in ink and watercolor. There’s a lot of symbolism behind this one so bear with me while I explain…
Up top there’s an eagle with a forked tongue. The eagle is used many times to symbolize America in some way or another so, this is to show that America is headed by many politicians and other people with lying, deceptive ways. Beneath that, a pig’s head. The pig is used here to symbolize gluttony, which thing that I believe America has a big problem with. Ripping from the pig’s head is an arm that is holding money, this is to symbolize the greed that America has; the unending taste for money that there is. Next is the sheep, or lamb rather. The lamb is cloaking part of the wolf’s head; this is to symbolize the ‘wolves in sheep’s clothing.’ Coming from behind the lamb is a hand holding a gun; this is to symbolize the violence that seems to be an everyday thing in America. The goat’s head is used many times for different satanic rituals and this is in the picture because I believe there are dark forces above the head of our government.
If you’re like me and you frequently check joshdies.com, then you may have seen a painting a bit similar to this one. Yeah, that’s where I got my idea for this one.
I painted this to symbolize how we are to serve everyone, whether they are friends or even our greatest enemies; just like Jesus did.
Jesus is washing the feet of: (From right to left) Hilary Clinton, Adolf Hitler, Barack Obama, Osama Bin Laden, Albert Fish, Joseph Stalin. On the back row is Voldemort, the darkest of all these people.
I did this project, of course, to be a bit comical. But that’s not to take away from the meaning of the message enstilled in it. We are to be servants of all.
This is an idea I got when I was drawing instead of taking notes in math class. Ink and watercolor.
Ink and watercolor.
I feel like America has desensitized us so much by all of the advertising, the lies they teach us in school (mostly the things they choose not to teach us). They pick what television shows and movies we watch, the music that plays on the radio. We are so oblivious to it and carry on with our lives. We are but zombies; mindless puppets. That’s pretty much the inspiration behind this one.
Just finished this one earlier this week, ink and liquid watercolor. I’m really impressed with how this one turned out. Probably my favorite yet. (: