The War is Over


Made: 2018

Product Contains: Acrylic/Gloss Enamel, Stretched Canvas

Product Dimensions (in inches): 72″ long by 36″ Unstretched, 66″ by “30” if stretched on 1.5″ wooden frame

About this Item: This is a one of a kind piece. Acrylic/gloss enamel on paper. This is NOT a print or copy, it is unique. Signed and dated on the back by the artist. Sides may or may not be painted. INCLUDES CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY.

Final Cost: FREE + Shipping, Handling, and Packaging Material Fees

Hanging: This item ships AS IS. If stretched canvas, I don’t attach wire so that you can hang any direction you want. This piece can easily be hung with one or two small screws or nails, and can be hung either direction (horizontal or vertical). If paper or unrolled canvas sheet, it comes flat, NOT STRETCHED OR FRAMED. *Items depicted may not be to scale in images.

Shipping: Paintings are shipped in the most economical manner at the time, which is generally flat rate, protected and professionally packed box, via USPS. No matter where you live, shipping cost is the same, no matter the size. Items shipped within 3 to 5 business days.

Refunds: You can return any piece within 14 days, for any reason. If you buy a piece of art from me and don’t like it, simply contact me within 14 days of receipt and we’ll communicate to get it returned. All I ask is that you send it back. I DO NOT PAY FOR ANY RETURN FEES. Since I pay for it to get there, I cannot afford to pay for it to be returned as well. Once I have received the painting, I will return your money. That easy.

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Aggressive Lines?

Who knew that lines could evoke emotion? When I made this piece, I knew what I was going for: simple vertical lines. What I didn’t know was the feeling that those simple lines would evoke.

The names I give my pieces are generally based on the feeling I get when I look at them – not usually planned.

And when this one was done, it reminded me of war. Moreover, the aftermath of war. Here’s why:

Aggressive Colors

This color scheme (red, black, white) is always a favorite of mine. It’s a color scheme that stands to make a point. But with ‘The War is Over’ it’s not just a bold piece – its a reminder. A reminder that even to this day we are engaged in conflict somewhere around the world. And after every war is death and destruction. It’s a bleak but honest truth.

I think that red is very cliched in its use to represent blood, but, truly, what other color could be used? It’s instantly recognizable. As for the black and white, I do have different perspective on those, and it’s a bit philosophical:

Black and white here (to me) represent the sides that war involves. Democracy vs tyranny. Freedom vs oppression. Good vs evil. Dark vs light. Two sides taking up their arms against one another to rise above the other. The red between is the clash, of course, and the inevitable bloodshed to follow.

While I didn’t intend to create such a statement at the outset, the true purpose of the piece emerges once it is done. And that is sometimes the most exciting part of the process.