16×20 – acrylic on birch panel.
On this day in 1914, Germany declared war on France. What developed over next four years (as a result of that idiotic decision) is nothing less than the senseless slaughter of many millions.
I don’t yet know where this painting will lead, but its foundation of blood and mutilation has been laid. I hope I have the stomach to do it justice… if not, I’m going to burn it.