“When the rich wage war, it’s the poor who die…” – Linkin Park This piece was essentially based on the song by Linkin Park “Hands Held High” from their “Minutes to Midnight” album.  Much of that album blasted at the powers that be and their callousness toward their plebeian brethren and their plight.  And this …

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This piece was inspired by a track from Linkin Park’s “A Thousand Suns” titled “the Radiance” in which it is a clip of an old interview with the renowned phycisist Robert Oppenheimer, who was responsible for creating mankind’s greatest destruction force- the atomic bomb.  In the clip Oppie likened himself to a Hindu deity Vishnu …

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The Millenial Valkyrie

April 3, 2015

2015 Acrylic, ink, and chalk on wood 17×20

In ancient Norse mythology a Valkyrie was an angelic spirit that lead the soul of a fallen warrior to his eternal rest in the heavenly realm of Asgard.  It is said that those that receive favor in the eyes of the gods will see a Valkyrie that are otherwise invisible to the naked eyes, and it signifies their imminent death on the battlefield.  I thought it would be a fitting symbol of tribute to our American troops out on the battlefield who risk their lives every waking hours on a foreign land to protect others.  Though I’m not fond of all the wars and violence it’s out of my control, and I can only sit on the sidelines and wish the best for those on the front.  And may the Lord bless them and keep them safe, or reward them for their sacrifices with His heavenly arms.

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