This painting below is a work in progress based on my awareness of what the diamond industries have been doing over the last couple of century's. It seems so bizarre that people can enslave others for their own greed. It seems to be a constant theme throughout time, but for some reason this image came to my mind. (I have had a hard time painting the diamond and am still looking at and attempting to figure out how to paint it. I think I just don't like diamonds).
(a work in progress)
I am also working on a painting about the elephant slaughter for ivory. It seems I have a need to respond to the injustices that I find through my painting. A slow process for me. I am always surprised at how ideas percolate and take time before they morph into a true painting for me. The elephant painting is taking a year +, while the diamond painting above seems to have just popped out. --Granted I am still having trouble with the diamond.