Current Events - 2014

In 2014 I wanted to create large elaborate freeform sketches based on my musings of current events. As an example, the piece titled "Geopolitics" came from the civil war in Syria. Through abstraction I sought to create a narrative using purely visual language; to have my brushstrokes, colors, techniques, and texture replace words and pictures. In "Geopolitics" I tried to convey different forces staking out overlapping claims, forcing the movement of people both towards conflict and away.