Friday, October 6, 2017

Abandoning Reason

Abandoning Reason, oil on canvas, 36"x 48"

I started these sketches the night of Brexit. I was pretty shocked at what had happened and how a nation made a decision without knowing what it meant. The news of them googling "What is Brexit" after having voted for it, shocked me. 

So I started thinking that we often make decisions without realizing the consequences. Some are small and meaningless while some are gigantic and horrific. I started thinking that three British bobbies jumping in the harbor was a funny symbol of reason being abandoned. The positive is that while a little cheeky, these men will dry off and learn from their mistakes and hopefully we as a society can do the same. It is dripping in irony of the super logical jumping fully clothed into the water. Almost as though Sherlock Holmes himself had lost his mind. 

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