I could go all sentimental and simper, “where do the children play?”, but we all know where they play: at home on their iphones! The composition is simple, but it took a while to get the right texture for the concrete.
This painting marks the end of the three paintings, which are dedicated to the victims of world war one. A very difficult theme, but also interesting to research. Two girls stand in the famous military graveyard of the San Francisco National Cemetary and release cages of Brimstrome butterflies. This symbolises a release pf physical and psycological suffering. The Brimstone butterfly was mentioned in the book Im Westen Nichts Neues (All’s Quiet on the western front) by Erich Remarque. I chose the San Francisco graveyard because of the almost painterly qualities of the white stones.