Vampyre in Blue
48 in. x 38 in.
A second swing for my Vampyres I Have Loved series this oil on canvas is to me very shocking in appearance. I often wonder how deep is the pain that I have experienced in relations with women. I can think back to my friend who was the victim of grotesque murder and how, at a young age, I had no tools for self-healing nor how to understand the effect it had on myself and her family.
In that very same year, I was working my first job in a warehouse, and one of the other workers had just returned from the war in Vietnam. He was a Marine, from the front lines, a foot soldier, and was frothing over with what he had experienced. I was seventeen at the time with hardly any real-life experiences of my own. The stories he shared were horrid, bizarre, and, so weird, it was difficult for me to believe them. What one human will do to another human’s body, having justified himself by merely putting on a uniform is something I would champion for myself to be any species other than human.
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